T.J. Watt Calls Out Reporter After Claims Pittsburgh Steelers Star Skipped Season Exit Interviews

by Joe Rutland

T.J. Watt says that he didn’t skip exit interviews and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ outside linebacker calls out a reporter about the claims.

T.J. Watt, whose brother J.J. plays for the Houston Texans, said through Twitter that Pittsburgh talk-show host Mark Madden pretty much didn’t know what he was talking about.

Madden reported that he skipped his exit interview and told the team to send his information to Wisconsin, where T.J. Watt lives in the off-season. Madden continued to report that Watt appeared to be frustrated.

Well, Watt decided to take matters into his own hand thanks to social media. Watt responds to Madden’s reporting with a bit of a message for Madden.

For a little background, Madden has time as a commentator for the old World Championship Wrestling promotion in his history.

T.J. Watt Has Stellar Season For Pittsburgh Steelers

T.J. Watt goes from Wisconsin in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Watt was the fourth linebacker selected and the second outside linebacker taken. He’s been a force on their defense since entering the league.

In 15 games for the Steelers in 2020, Watt had 15 sacks, 43 solo tackles, and two forced fumbles.

His career totals aren’t too shabby, either. T.J. Watt, in 62 games played, has 49.5 sacks, 168 solo tackles, and 17 forced fumbles. That’s pretty good for a guy who supposedly is upset with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Steelers Start Season 11-0 Before Losing In NFL Playoffs

Meanwhile, the team started off the 2020 season really hot. They went a franchise-best 11-0 before cooling off at the end. The Steelers made the playoffs for the first time since 2017. Then, Pittsburgh faced the Cleveland Browns in the AFC Wild Card round, only to lose 48-37 in a shootout with Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield.

In addition, it’s also worth noting that T.J. Watt was named the team’s Most Valuable Player for the 2020 season.

Who knows where Madden is getting his news regarding the status of T.J. Watt with the team. Watt, though, himself set the record straight with his own words.

Stats: Pro Football Reference