The Arizona Cardinals defensive position has improved with the signing of J.J. Watt, though Michael Brockers is pumping the brakes on the offseason hype. Watt makes the Cardinals defensive position higher, however Brockers wished to remind everybody within the NFL the Los Angeles Rams have a three-time defensive participant of the yr as effectively — who continues to be in his prime.
In an interview with TMZ Sports activities, Brockers went to bat for the Rams defensive position — and Aaron Donald.
“You already know that query. It has been about consistency. Everyone knows who the true 9-9 is,” Brockers stated to TMZ. “Actual respect actual. Our D-line has been working, we’re been top-of-the-line. Our report is confirmed.”
The Rams defensive position was one of many league’s greatest models in 2020, ending second within the NFL with 53 sacks regardless of blitzing on solely 25.4% of the snaps (Eleventh-fewest within the NFL). Los Angeles allowed the third-fewest dashing yards within the league and the fourth-fewest dashing touchdowns, permitting simply 3.8 yards per keep on the yr (third-fewest within the NFL).
Donald was dominant all season in successful defensive participant of the yr honors. He completed with 13.5 sacks, 28 quarterback hits, 4 pressured fumbles, and 45 pressures as he took dwelling the league’s defensive participant of the yr for the third time in 4 years. Donald’s 85.5 sacks, 131 tackles for loss, and 201 quarterback hits are essentially the most within the NFL since his rookie season (2014).
Watt has 64.5 sacks (eighth in NFL), 98 tackles for loss (third) and 174 quarterback hits (second) in that very same stretch. Not unhealthy for a participant that is suited up for simply 80 video games (Donald has performed 110).
Each Donald and Watt deserve respect as two of the most effective defensive lineman to ever play the sport. Proper now, Donald has the sting over Watt.