In a Q&A with Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt explained that he wants to create the ’20-20-20 club.’
“My goal is I want to create the 20-20-20 club: 20 sacks, 20 tackles for loss, 20 batted balls,” Watt said. “I was close last year but didn’t make it. Nobody has ever gotten close to that. It’s like the football triple crown. That’s what I am going for. Last year, I led in every category, but I didn’t get the 20-20-20. That’s my goal this year.”
Watt came close to his newfound goal last year, racking up 20.5 sacks, 23.5 tackles for loss, and 16 batted balls — with torn elbow ligaments, no less.
Now fully healthy and still just 24-years-old, Watt is shooting for the stars.
“I want to be the defensive player to break the MVP barrier,” he said. “I want to break barriers. I want to do things when people tell me I can’t. A lot of people told me 3-4 defensive ends don’t make plays. I went out to destroy that mindset. I like when people say I can’t.”
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