Earned the NFL's single season sack recordoutside linebacker The league's Defensive player of the Year award.
His brotherThe award was presented by the three-time defensive player, of the year, himself. It was announced at Thursday's NFL Honors Awards show in Los Angeles.
He was voted the overwhelming winner by 42 media members across the country. linebacker And defensive tackle Each received three votes.
Watt, the younger, tied Michael Strahan’s 2002 single-season record for sacks with 22.5 sacks. He also missed two games due to injury. The award was presented to Watt at the conclusion of a season that began with Steelers, making him the NFL’s highest-paid defensive player. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger stated that Watt should be considered for MVP consideration at one point in this season.
Before the show started,Assistant coach of the Year was awarded to Dan Quinn, defensive coordinator. Quinn transformed a Dallas defense that allowed 473 points in 2020 to a franchise record and made it the ninth-best in points per game. Quinn also led the league's takeaways.
Quinn took the single-high defense he learned in Seattle with him and changed it to suit his new defensive philosophy.He moved from a position where he was the head coach for five years to a more diverse scheme that includes coverages and fronts. After the season was over, he applied for numerous head coaching vacancies. However, he decided to withdraw his name from consideration and stay with the Cowboys on an extended multi-year contract.