T.J. Watt is officially a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The ex-Wisconsin linebacker inked a 4-year deal on Wednesday, becoming the final player in the Steelers’ 2017 NFL Draft class to sign.
“I am a lunch pail kind of guy who, yeah, I just got picked in the first round, but I am here to prove that I am worth that pick and I am worth much more than that as well,” Watt said in a news release.
Watt finished last season — his first as a starter and second as a linebacker — with 11.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss. He began his career as a tight end. Watt joins his brothers J.J. (Houston Texans) and Derek (Los Angeles Chargers) in the NFL.
The Steelers, who play a 3-4 defense, have veteran James Harrison and Bud Dupree set to start at outside linebacker, according to Ourlads.com. Watt is expected to back up Harrison to start the season.