That's exactly what Houston Texans' defensive end J.J. Watt is—relentless. There hasn't been a player on defense that has lived up to what Watt has done thus far in the season. In fact, you could make a case that he's the overall MVP at this very moment.
In just four games, Watt has compiled 20 combined tackles, 7.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries. Watt has just been a beast for the best team in the NFL. He is becoming one of hardest defensive linemen to block, and his motor makes it even harder to do so.
He has had at least 1.5 sacks every game and has had two or more in each of his last two.
Right now, there is no question that Watt is the best player on the defensive side of the ball in the NFL.
Others on the ballot:
Clay Matthews, linebacker, Green Bay Packers:
Through the first quarter of the football season, Matthews has looked like the player who won the Defensive Player of the Year award just two seasons ago. Despite Matthews having seven sacks, where him and Watt differ is the game-by-game production.
DeMarcus Ware, linebacker, Dallas Cowboys:
Ware is always on this list and there shouldn't be any surprise he's on it again early in the season. Ware is consistently wreaking havoc for opposing offenses. He's had five sacks and 21 combined tackles so far in the season.
Tim Jennings, cornerback, Chicago Bears:
Ah, a name who may surprise people. Jennings has been great on the outside for the Bears defense. Grabbing four interceptions through four games will certainly catch people's attention. He's also deflected nine passes. He could be a shocking pick if he can continue his early production throughout the year.