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Will The Real Number 99 Please Stand Up


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The sports world was flipped upside down on last week when defensive end J.J. Watt announced via social media that he was headed to the desert to play for the Arizona Cardinals.


The former Houston Texan All-Pro who had played his entire career in Houston, joined a very good defensive unit that was lacking some strong veteran presence. It instantly placed all eyes on the Cardinals as contenders in the NFC.


Well one player in the NFC West wishes Watt the best but made it clear that the Cardinals are no match when talking defense compared to his team. Los Angeles Rams defensive end Michael Brockers wants the world to know that despite Watt joining his division, that the real No. 99 plays on his team.


“It is all about consistency and what the Rams have been putting out. We all know who the real 9-9 is,” said Brockers to TMZ sports as he walked through the airport. “Our defensive line has been working and been one of the best. So, our record is proven.”


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Brockers was of course speaking about his teammate and NFL 2020 Defensive Player of The Year Aaron Donald who also wears No. 99 for Los Angeles. Donald has been a force to be reckon with since he entered the league much like Watt.


His third DPOY Award in four years is only matched by Watt with the same amount. Donald was also part of a Rams defensive unit that finished with 53 total sacks on the season which is second to only the Pittsburgh Steelers with 56.


The good news for NFL fans is that both 99’s will be first ballot Hall of Famer’s at the end of their careers.

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