Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt was the hero of the club’s 23-20 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night.
Watt forced a fumble off Seattle quarterback Geno Smith in overtime, setting up a game-winning field goal for the Steelers.
While the play was certainly clutch, performances like last night’s have come to be expected for Watt, as he has been a game breaker for Pittsburgh.
Since the start of the 2018 season, Watt now has 22 interceptions and forced fumbles, the most in the NFL over that span.
In 2021, Watt has seven sacks, three forced fumbles and seven tackles-for-loss. The forced fumbles are tied for the league lead, while his sack and TFL rankings are second and third, respectively.
Watt signed a five-year, $112 million contract extension in September, which made him the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history.