Watt and Heyward declared the NFL’s top pass-rushing duo

(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) T.J. Watt
(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) T.J. Watt /

Heading into the 2020 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have the top pass-rushing duo in the NFL.

Throughout the history of the franchise, the Pittsburgh Steelers have mainly been known for their excellence on the defensive side of the ball.

Recently, the Steelers have seen a bit of offensive resurgence. But much of Pittsburgh’s success under current head coach Mike Tomlin has still revolved around the performance of the defense.

Heading into the 2020 season, the Steelers defense looks poised to be one of the best units in the NFL. And with what is now being viewed as the best pass-rushing duo in the league, there’s a good chance Pittsburgh is going to cause a lot of problems for opposing offenses in 2020.

T.J. Watt and Cameron Heyward are the best pass-rushing duo in the NFL according to Bleacher Report.

Bleacher Report’s Maurice Moton recently released his list of the top pass-rushing duos in the league heading into the 2020 season and a pair of defenders who suit up each week in black and gold ended up in the top spot.

Moton went with Steelers defenders T.J. Watt and Cameron Heyward as his choice for the top pass-rushing duo in the NFL right now.

Watt and Heyward beat out a number of other talented duos who terrorize quarterbacks for a living including Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, Preston Smith and Za’Darius Smith, and Von Miller and Bradley Chubb.

Watt has been one of the best (if not the best) pass rushers since he entered the NFL in 2017. During his three seasons with Pittsburgh, the young linebacker has accumulated 34.5 sacks and 70 quarterbacks hits.

As for Heyward, he’s one of the top interior pass-rushers the league has to offer. Since 2017, the Steelers defensive lineman has racked up 29 sacks and 63 quarterback hits of his own.

Most teams around the NFL have at least one pass-rusher they can count on to make life difficult for the opposing quarterback. But Pittsburgh has two in Hayward and Watt and some might even say they have more when someone like Bud Dupree is thrown in the mix.

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With these three on the field for the Steelers each week in 2020, opposing passers are probably going to struggle to get much of anything accomplished.