We all know how special T.J. Watt is. The Pittsburgh Steelers star and former Defensive Player of the Year is on a Hall of Fame pace. However, his latest accomplishment is hard to put into words.
Despite his impressive production in the first half of the season, Watt has been flying under the radar a bit in 2023 -- more or less taking a backseat to players like Myles Garrett and Micah Parsons. However, his latest accomplishment shows just how inhuman this man has been so far in his NFL career.
In the first half against the Green Bay Packers in Week 10, Watt made his presence felt while absorbing double teams from Green Bay's offensive line. Eventually, he found a route to bring QB Jordan Love down for a sack. This was nothing we aren't used to seeing, but this sack was particularly meaningful.
With this sack against the Packers, T.J. Watt now passes J.J. Watt for the most sacks in his first 100 career games. the three-time First-Team All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowler now has 88.0 sacks in his career, per the NFL's official Twitter account.
With four games remaining until the 100th game of his career, Watt now trails only the legendary Reggie White for the fastest sack pace in the history of the league. This is a record that won't be tracked down by anyone soon as White earned an insane 105 sacks in his first 100 games.
Watt was in elite company before all of this, but the fact that he's outpacing his brother -- who as a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and future First-Ballot Hall of Famer -- shows just how impressive this number really is.
Obviously, there are several things that go into being an elite NFL pass rusher and sacks are just a fraction of the pie. But we can't take anything away from an all-time talent at the position. If he can keep up the pace as he nears his 30s, Watt has a chance to be one of the most productive pass rushers in the history of the league.
Right now, the Steelers star is on the second-fastest sack pace ever. T.J. Watt continues to impress and he's a big reason Pittsburgh manages to hang in just about every game they play.