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With 1.5 sacks in Sunday's win over the Titans, T.J. Watt surpassed James Harrison (16) for the most sacks in a single season in franchise history. Harrison set the record in 2008.
“It’s a great accomplishment,” Watt said about breaking Harrison's sack record via Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “It’s a historic franchise we have here, but there’s so much work to do that I can’t really stop and think about stuff like that. Just finished a game, got a win, but it means nothing if we don’t handle business next week.”
Harrison was also named Defensive Player of the Year for his 2008 campaign. Could Watt be the next Steelers outside linebacker to win the prestigious NFL award?
Watt is pretty much in a three-way battle for DPOY right now, as Browns defensive end Myles Garrett and Cowboys rookie inside linebacker Micah Parsons are also having incredible seasons. Last year's DPOY Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs are also in the mix, but they're probably on the outside looking in. According to Pro Football Focus, Watt currently has the best odds to win DPOY at +250.
As I've mentioned before, if Watt breaks Strahan's all-time single-season sack record, I don't know how