T.J. Watt: Luke Skywalker
Luke Skywalker is one of the most famous heroes in all of cinema. He had very little growing up and ended up becoming one of the most powerful Jedi the world has ever seen. Not saying Steelers superstar T.J. Watt came from nothing, but he certainly burst onto the scene out of nowhere.
Watt drafted 30th overall in the 2017 draft, became one of the best defensive players in the NFL this past season. He finished tied for 4th in the NFL with 14.5 sacks and finished tied for first with 8 forced fumbles. He became a one-man wrecking crew and is only going to get better.
Like Skywalker, there wasn’t much expectation but his determination was second to none. Both were able to prove doubters wrong and were able to topple even the mightiest of foes. If Watt’s development continues, he will hopefully follow in Skywalker’s footsteps by leading the Steelers to unexpected glory.
The Steelers have had some players with some big personalities over the years who shine for their accomplishments. Here’s to hoping they continue to grow in power. May the 4th be with you!