3. J.J. Watt is unstoppable
Early in the year people talked about Watt having a down year. As if. Watt led the league in sacks with 17.5. While he was not able to eclipse the 20 sack marker again, he is in the midst of a historic start to his career–he has 74.5 sacks already, tied with Kabeer Gbaja-Biamlia for 70th all-time. He is just 10.5 from tying Osi Umenyiora for 50th, and hypothetically if he gets 16.5 sacks next year he’d be tied with Trevor Pryce for 42nd all-time. He could get more. He’s only 26, so let’s say he produces another 74.5 sacks over the next five years. He’d have 149 career sacks, which would be more than anyone except Chris Doleman, Kevin Greene, Reggie White and Bruce Smith (right now, Julius Peppers, Jared Allen have 136 and DeMarcus Ware has 134.5). Along with his sacks he racked up 76 tackles, deflected eight passes and forced three fumbles. Watt does more than rush the passer, a la guys like John Abraham; who had 133.5 career sacks.