Steelers' TJ Watt praises JJ Watt, won't compare NFL Defensive Player of the Year season to brother's 'prime'

Pero incluso después de empatar un récord de capturas de la NFL de 20 años y ser nombrado Jugador Defensivo del Año, the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker still believes he has a ways to go before matching brother J.J. la carrera de watt.

During Tuesday’s episode ofThe Pivot Podcast,” Watt praised the cardenales de arizona’ defensive end when asked who he thought was the better of the two.

Pittsburgh linebacker T.J. Vatio (90) celebrates after a first-quarter sack during the Steelers' game against the Baltimore Ravens Jan. 9, 2022, en baltimore.

Pittsburgh linebacker T.J. Vatio (90) celebrates after a first-quarter sack during the Steelersgame against the Baltimore Ravens Jan. 9, 2022, en baltimore. (Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

I want people to understand how great my brother truly was in his prime,” Watt said. “I think it gets lost today, and I know he’d be upset if I said this, but I think it truly is.

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You go back, and you look, you watch the film, the guy was frickinunstoppable. Absolutely unstoppable. He’ll never say it, but it’s like, I think people need to go back and look at that.

NI UNA PALABRA. Vatio, a five-time Pro Bowler, estaba drafted by the Houston Texans in the first round of the 2011 Draft de la NFL. He earned five first-team All-Pro nods, was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year three times and led the league in sacks in 2012 y 2015.

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Vatio (99) celebrates during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff game against the Buffalo Bills in Houston Jan. 4, 2020.

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Vatio (99) celebrates during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff game against the Buffalo Bills in Houston Jan. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, Archivo)

After requesting a release from the Texans in 2021, Watt signed a two-year, $ 28 million contract with the Cardinals but was sidelined by Week 7 el año pasado with a season-ending shoulder injury.

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The guy was 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 the moment, honestamente,” the younger Watt brother said.

NI UNA PALABRA. Vatio (99) of the Houston Texans and brother Derek Watt (34) of the Los Angeles Chargers walk off the field following the Texans' 27-20 victory over the Chargers at Dignity Health Sports Park Sept. 22, 2019, in Carson, Calif.

NI UNA PALABRA. Vatio (99) of the Houston Texans and brother Derek Watt (34) of the Los Angeles Chargers walk off the field following the Texans’ 27-20 victory over the Chargers at Dignity Health Sports Park Sept. 22, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

T.J. Watt tied Gigantes de Nueva York 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 nod.

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