J.J. Watt is all-in on his brother T.J. to win the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year award.
Watt put out a tweet on Sunday evening hyping up his brother for having another monster performance for the Steelers.
Missed 2.5 games this year and STILL leading the league in sacks by 2 whole sacks.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) December 6, 2021
As Watt says, his brother has missed nearly three games this season and still leads the league in sacks over Myles Garrett.
Watt was again unblockable against the Ravens on Sunday as he was pressuring Lamar Jackson almost every play. He finished with six total tackles (five solo) along with 3.5 sacks.
He almost ended the game before Baltimore scored a touchdown as he stripped the ball from Jackson before it rolled out of bounds.
It was also a miracle that Watt was able to play against Baltimore. He was placed on the COVID list last Monday and didn’t practice all week.
He was then activated on Saturday after testing negative two days in a row.
Watt now has 47 total tackles (35 solo) along with 16 sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and four passes defended. If he stays healthy for the last five games, the case for him to win the DPOY award will only grow stronger.
He’ll have a chance to build off that performance this Thursday against the Minnesota Vikings. Kickoff will be at 8:20 p.m. ET.