PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Steelers have exercised the fifth-year option on T.J. Watt’s contract, announced Tuesday.
The linebacker will be under the team’s control through the 2021 season.READ MORE: Uncertainty Surrounds New Omicron Variant: 'We Don't Have Answers Yet'
Watt was the team’s first-round draft pick in 2017 and is coming off the best season of his young career.READ MORE: 2 Injured After Stabbing In Pittsburgh's Arlington Heights Neighborhood
In 2019, Watt had 14 1/2 sacks, 14 tackles for loss, eight forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.MORE NEWS: Labor Secretary Marty Walsh Says Build Back Better Will Help Retrain Workers For Pittsburgh's Jobs Of The Future
He was named first-team All-Pro and was selected to the Pro Bowl for the second time in 2019.
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