Pittsburgh Steelers rookie first-round pick T.J. Watt absolutely dominated in his regular season NFL debut against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
So it really shouldn’t be that much of a surprise that Watt earned NFL Defensive Rookie of the Week for his performance.
No surprise, Steelers LB T.J. Watt NFL defensive rookie of the week
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) September 12, 2017
The former Wisconsin standout recorded six tackles, two sacks and an interception en route to accomplishing a feat that his more famous older brother has never done (more on that here).
T.J. may have a long way to go in order to overtake his brother as the best Watt in the NFL. But he’s surely provided a tremendous pass-rush threat for a Steelers defense that had been without an elite player at that position over the past several seasons.