Which shouldn’t be surprising, since he sacked pretty much all of the quarterbacks.
Watt was named the defensive player of the year in what was the most unanimous decision of the evening so far in New Orleans. He received 49 of the 50 votes (Von Miller received the only non-Watt vote).
The Texans defensive end is the scariest dude in the NFL. This is not debatable. It’s science.
He finished with 20.5 sacks, coming just 2.5 short of Michael Strahan’s single-season record, with Watt’s run of QB bruising featuring two three-sack games. But what truly set Watt apart from the likes of Miller and Aldon Smith who were just behind him in the sack standings was his versatility.
Watt finished with 16 passes defensed as he quickly gained a reputation for blocking pass attempts and elevating when he couldn’t get to the quarterback. Meanwhile, Miller and Smith combined for only three passes defensed.