On Sunday, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt passed his brother with 88 career sacks in the first 100 games and did it in just 96 games as Pittsburgh got a narrow win over the Green Bay Packers. The mark put the Watt brothers at No.2 and No. 3 all-time with only the immortal Reggie White ahead of them.
The elder Watt took to X to offer an emotional post about his brother’s achievement and how much it means to two guys from Wisconsin to be mentioned in the same breath as White.
We grew up in Wisconsin, idolizing Reggie White.
If you told us that someday a stat like this would exist, we wouldn’t believe you.
Pretty damn cool.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) November 12, 2023
T.J. still has four more games to extend his lead over his big brother and creep close to White. It’s not realistic for Watt to catch White but this level of production just cements Watt’s status as one of the best pass rushers in the league. Watt has 10.5 sacks on the season.