J.J. Watt, T.J. Watt reflect on sharing league lead in sacks

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Houston’s J.J. Watt and his little brother, Pittsburgh’s T.J. Watt, each have six sacks this season. No one else in the NFL has more.

The Watt brothers (who are in a three-way tie for the sack lead with Cincinnati’s Geno Atkins) reflected this week on how special it is that they’re each at the top of the league.

“It’s pretty wild when you go and you look at the sack sheet, and you see our names next to each other,” J.J. told ESPN. “We used to beat up on each other in backyard, and now we get to see our names at the top of the NFL sack charts. So it’s incredible, and I’m lucky. I have two incredible brothers [T.J. and Chargers fullback Derek Watt], and I’m very fortunate.”

T.J. is a big fan of both of his brothers.

“That’s something I’ll never take for granted is to be able to sit on the couch and watch them play. It’s pretty special,” T.J. said.

J.J. may have the upper hand in taking the sack lead from his brother this weekend. His Texans take on the Bills, whose quarterback, Josh Allen, has been sacked an NFL-high 19 times this season. T.J. and the Steelers will take on the Bengals, whose quarterback, Andy Dalton, has been sacked only nine times this season.

23 responses to “J.J. Watt, T.J. Watt reflect on sharing league lead in sacks

  1. That’s because you’re not a team player and all about stats. Most players don’t care about looking at the start sheet, it’s all about winning.

  2. JJ’s numbers are inflated by playing against the Giants. Ask Ziggy Ansah how it worked out for him last year.

  3. Cool story and impressive to have 3 brothers in the league at the same time. It’s weird that some people can still find a way to be negative. Oh well, they’re probably disappointed with their own lives.

  4. riggo08 says:
    October 11, 2018 at 7:50 am
    3 brothers in the NFL at the same time. That’s awesome!
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    Right? I’d be super proud of them if I was either of their parents.

  5. I don’t get it. The Watt brothers and NFL hating commenters on PFT have said every single day that you cannot sack a QB in the NFL anymore. It’s illegal. You’ll always get a penalty. QB’s should wear flags. I know I’ve read these comments every day here.

  6. I’m excited to read TyLawsPick6 comment about how T.J. Watt sucks. He’ll use the, he had three sacks against Cleveland’s line. Yea that is true. But the way I see it, Cleveland’s line plays 16 games, and so far no one else has gotten 3 sacks against them except T.J. Watt.

  7. 6burgh says:
    October 11, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    I’m excited to read TyLawsPick6 comment about how T.J. Watt sucks. He’ll use the, he had three sacks against Cleveland’s line. Yea that is true. But the way I see it, Cleveland’s line plays 16 games, and so far no one else has gotten 3 sacks against them except T.J. Watt.

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    And you can’t forget the “cap hell” situation he creates!

  8. BraceForImpact says:
    October 11, 2018 at 12:11 pm
    6burgh says:
    October 11, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    I’m excited to read TyLawsPick6 comment about how T.J. Watt sucks. He’ll use the, he had three sacks against Cleveland’s line. Yea that is true. But the way I see it, Cleveland’s line plays 16 games, and so far no one else has gotten 3 sacks against them except T.J. Watt.

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    And you can’t forget the “cap hell” situation he creates!

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    Hahaha classic! 😂

  9. Remember the time the Packers could have just taken TJ Watt with their first round pick, but decided to trade out of that pick into the early second round to take a corner who continues to get hurt and hasn’t had nearly the impact? Then, decided to trade down in this year’s draft and get a solid young corner, and also get a second first round pick fort next year, but then didn’t use that pick to acquire Khalil Mack, who has now made the Bears a force in the NFC North for years to come on defense?

    Yeah, about that…

  10. I can’t imagine the destruction these three brothers caused in the backyard and in the house. RIP their grocery bills.

  11. JJ Watt is so corny, it’s out of character for him to imply he looks at the stats. I would expect him to say that he doesn’t care about stats.

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