T.J. Watt leads the NFL with 16 sacks this year…can he break Michael Strahan’s single season record of 22.5?

Steelers T.J. Watt is having an unbelievable 2021 season. Just 12 games into the season he already has 16 sacks, and it’s worth noting he’s missed 2 and a half games due to injury. Cleveland’s Myles Garrett is second in sacks currently with 14. Watt is coming off of possibly his best game as a Steeler, where he accounted for 3.5 sacks against Baltimore’s elusive Lamar Jackson. Watt won AFC Defensive Player of the Week and looks like he can’t be stopped right now. Here’s a remarkable stat….

The current all-time sack leader for a single season is Michael Strahan who had 22.5 sacks back in 2001…but only in a 16-game season. The regular season is now 17 games, so if Watt breaks the record, it may have an asterisk next to it. I think it’s safe to say that the 4-year $112 million dollar contract the Steelers gave to Watt was well worth it.

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