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Watt Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Watt Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Pittsburgh Steelers starting outside linebacker TJ Watt was just named AFC Defensive Player of the Week after his outstanding performance Sunday night against the Seattle Seahawks. Watt collected 7 tackles, 2 sacks, 3 pass deflections and a forced fumble that secured the victory for the Steelers in overtime.

This is the fourth time Watt has been honored with player of the week and the first time since Week 2 of the 2020 season. Watt is currently second in the NFL with 7 sacks even though he has played one less game than the rest of the league.

Watt, who signed a contract this off-season that made him the highest paid defensive player in the NFL, has done nothing but produce since the Steelers drafted him in the first round in 2017. Watt has amassed 56.5 sacks in just his first 4+ seasons and has finished second in Defensive Player of the Year voting two years in a row. If Watt can stay healthy and sustain his success, then he’s likely to finally capture his first DPOY this year.

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