It was announced yesterday TJ Watt was voted the Steelers MVP for the 2020 season. This is the second straight year the Steelers players have honored TJ Watt with their MVP votes. While speaking by Zoom on Friday he gave his teammates and coaches a lot of credit and thanked them for voting him the team's MVP.
“I’m very appreciative of my teammates and my coaches of thinking enough of me to vote me team MVP,” Watt said. “It’s a very special honor to me because it’s from my teammates and my peers, people who I’m around on a regular basis, and I’m very fortunate to play alongside these guys and none of this possible without them.”
Before Kevin Greene passed away he gave TJ Watt some praise in one of his final interviews. Greene said TJ Watt looks to be the most complete Linebacker in the NFL right now, whether playing inside or outside. He said TJ rushes hard, plays the run hard, drops in coverage, and hunts people with a hunter's heart. Kevin continued to say he loves the way TJ plays and he says it over Khalil Mack and Von Miller.
Watt said Kevin Greene's comments were very special to him. He said it was special because Kevin was a Hall of Fame player. Yes, he was TJ. He is also the NFL's third-highest sack leader in the NFL All-Time. That is huge coming from the Sack Master himself.
TJ Watt in regards to Kevin Greene's Comments: "Very special, I didn't see it at the time, but I have seen it the past few days, people sending the video to me. Just listening to someone who was the best at what they did at the time. A Hall of Fame player. It's awesome to hear someone say that. It's my responsibility to keep that end of the bargain up, keep playing and keep performing. I just want to leave a legacy here, not individually but as a team. A guy like that left a hell of a legacy. To hear someone say that about you, it's awesome but it's also a whole lot of responsibility I am willing to take on."
Although TJ was honored to be named back-to-back MVP winner in two seasons with the Steelers he said that he has unfinished work left to do. Watt is never satisfied with building his craft in the game of football. He wants to get better and better as each season goes on. Just hearing him say he wants to leave a legacy as Kevin Greene did in Pittsburgh is music to our ears. Yes, he will get paid a lot by the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he is worth every single penny he can get. We hope the Steelers end up making TJ Watt a Steeler for life. He bleeds Black and Gold.