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TJ Watt is fresh off his best season yet.
But even after tying the 20-year-old NFL sack record and being named Defensive Player of the Year, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Brother JJ Wyatt still believes he has a way to go before his career is set.
On Tuesday’s episode of “The Pivot Podcast,” Watt praised Arizona Cardinals defensive end When asked who he thought was the better of the two.
“I want people to understand how great my brother really was in his prime,” Wyatt said. “I think it’s lost today, and I know he’s going to be upset if I say this, but I think it’s true.
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“You go back, and you look, you look at the film, the guy was unstoppable. Absolutely unstoppable. He would never say that, but I think people should go back and see that.”
JJ Watt, a five-time Pro Bowler Drafted by the Houston Texans In the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He earned five first-team All-Pro nods, was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year three times and led the league in sacks in 2012 and 2015.
After requesting a release from the Texans in 2021, Watt signed a two-year, $28 million deal with the Cardinals but was sidelined with a season-ending shoulder injury in Week 7 last year.
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“The guy’s been doing incredible things for four or five years, and I think he can still play at a high level. I think I’m too early in my career to compare myself to him at this point, honestly,” the younger Wyatt brother said.
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TJ Watt tied New York Giants legend and Hall of Fame inductee Michael Strahan’s record for sacks in a single season (22.5) last season, earning his first NFL Defensive Player of the Year award and his fourth Pro Bowl honor.