T.J. Watt has broken the Pittsburgh Steelers career sacks record, further solidifying his legendary status. In the Steelers’ game against the Cleveland Browns, Watt achieved his 81 1/2 career sack in the second quarter by taking down quarterback Deshaun Watson on third down. Previously tied with James Harrison at 80 1/2 sacks, Watt’s three sacks in Week 1 set the stage for this historic moment. Drafted by the Steelers in 2017, Watt also contributed a defensive touchdown in the team’s 26-22 victory.
T.J. Watt Breaks Pittsburgh Steelers Career Sacks Record
T.J. Watt has made history by breaking the Pittsburgh Steelers’ career sacks record. With 81 1/2 sacks, Watt surpasses James Harrison to become the all-time leader in sacks for the franchise. This achievement further cements Watt’s status as a legendary player for the Steelers.
Record-Breaking Performance and Defensive Touchdown
In the Steelers’ game against the Cleveland Browns, Watt achieved the record-breaking sack in the second quarter. He brought down quarterback Deshaun Watson on third down, surpassing the previous record of 80 1/2 sacks held by James Harrison.
Watt’s exceptional performance didn’t stop there. He also contributed a defensive touchdown, helping the Steelers secure a 26-22 victory. Watt’s impact on the game was instrumental in the team’s success.