T.J. Watt’s pursuit of the NFL’s single-season sack file might carry him punishment from the league. The All-Pro edge rusher informed The Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday he used his cell phone to check his sack total during halftime of the Steelers’ common-season finale in opposition to the Baltimore Ravens.
NFL gamers usually are not allowed to use cell telephones during video games, and Watt stated he “by no means” does, however the Ravens game was an exception as a result of he was a sack away from passing Michael Strahan’s single-season file of 22.5.
Watt’s coaches informed him he recorded sack No. 23.5 after tapping a grounded Tyler Huntley within the first half, however Watt discovered by way of a gaggle chat together with his brothers – together with three-time AP Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt – the play was reversed to a sort out. The Wisconsin product completed the Jan. 9 game with one sack to tie Strahan’s file.
While Watt did not get the non-public file he was vying for, he led the Steelers to a 16-13 time beyond regulation win over Baltimore to attain the playoffs in what’s probably quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s final NFL season. The Steelers have been defeated handily by the Kansas City Chiefs 42-21 in final week’s Wild Card matchup.
Watt, a 27-12 months-previous and 4-time Pro Bowler, will probably have extra probabilities to cross Stranahan’s single-season sack file thanks to the NFL increasing its common season to 17 video games.