Steelers linebacker TJ Watt signed a huge contract extension last week and he showed why he was in position for it on Sunday.
Watt wasn’t training while he worked on his contract, so he only had a few practices before facing the Bills. Perhaps there is something to say to say the least is more approach to the field preparations as he had two sacks and a forced fumble while shooting multiple sustaining penalties in the 23-16 win.
After the match, Watt said, via Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, that he felt “Costs”Before the game and his exit showed why his teammates were pushing him to get his new contract in time for the first game. His teammate Cam Heyward told PFT that the players spoke out because “we want him here for a long time and we understand that he is very vital for our team” and that Watt’s presence was a big factor in pushing the team to the top. Victoire.
“Huge. TJ is a convenience store and when we bring it out for us we’re very lucky,” Heyward said.
Watt will be around the Steelers for many years to come and Sunday’s outing likely left a lot of people in the organization feeling like Heyward.