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T.J. Watt Reaches 20 Sacks in 2021, Registers 70th Career Sack



Steelers OLB T.J. Watt

PITTSBURGH — Another three-sack night against the Browns is just the norm for T.J. Watt, it seems. With his third sack of the night, Watt joined elite company in the 20 sack club, and also registered his 70th career sack overall.

For his overall career sacks that are now up to 70, only Reggie White and his brother J.J. Watt reached the milestone faster. Watt reached the milestone in just 76 games. The elder Watt reached it in 75 games, while White reached it in a perfect 70 games.

As far as 20 sacks go, Watt is only the twelfth player in NFL history to get to that watermark. With 20.5 sacks, Watt officially registers in at the 7th most all-time, tied with Aaron Donald, Lawrence Taylor, and his brother, J.J. Watt. Michael Strahan’s 22.5 sacks are the all-time record.

In order to break that record, Watt will have to register at least 2.5 sacks over the final five quarters of his NFL season.