T.J. Watt overruled his own agents to get Steelers deal done

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Steelers edge-rusher T.J. Watt moves with a quickness. That’s how the 2017 first-round pick out of Wisconsin compiled a league-high 15 sacks in 2020, along with 27 quarterback hits and 33 quarterback hurries. Watt also understands leverage, which is how he’s able to make plays like this.

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Watt’s penchant for quickness and leverage apparently expedited his monster contract extension with the Steelers, which makes him the highest-paid defensive player in football. Watt and the team agreed to a deal worth $112 million and $80 million guaranteed over four years, and per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, it was Watt who broke the logjam.

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Watt will take the field against the Bills this Sunday, and with a Steelers secondary in flux, Watt will have to be at his best to counter Josh Allen and his cadre of receivers.