Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt has won this year’s Deacon Jones Award as the NFL’s leader in quarterback sacks, according to NFL.com.
“An individual award is never individually earned,” said Watt. “This honor is a testament to my teammates and coaches for helping me to be successful each week. I am humbled and honored to receive the Deacon Jones Award and I will always continue to strive toward new heights of greatness.”
Watt had 17.5 sacks on the season and became the seventh player to lead the league in sacks twice since the stat became official in 1982. He already has 74.5 sacks for his career and is only 26 years old, so definitely count on him to remain one of the NFL’s elite pass-rushers for the foreseeable future and, in all likelihood, take home this award again.
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