Former Wisconsin star TJ Watt makes game-changing strip sack in Steelers' season-opener
T.J. Watt and the Pittsburgh Steelers have been negotiating for months to get a deal done, and last week the 26-year old former Wisconsin Badger officially signed a five-year deal with Pittsburgh to become the NFL’s highest-paid defensive player.
And Watt is already showing why.
— NFL (@NFL) September 12, 2021
One of the only highlights for Pittsburgh in the first half of their opener against the Buffalo Bills, saw the 2020 First-Team All-Pro chase down Bills quarterback Josh Allen, and finish the play with a strip-sack that was recovered by the Steelers.
The Pittsburgh offense was unfortunately able to capitalize on the play, but on the stat-sheet the Steelers defense has now recorded a sack in 74 games in a row.
In addition to the All-Pro selection, Watt led the NFL in sacks during the 2020 season. He was a first-round pick of the Steelers in 2017 following a tremendous 2016 season at Wisconsin where he totaled 11.5 sacks.