The Houston Texans quarterback situation isn’t ideal. Even with Deshaun Watson.
The Houston Texans did what they had to this offseason and traded up to select quarterback Deshaun Watson in this year’s NFL draft.
Despite the addition of Watson, the Texans are almost at the bottom of ESPN’s quarterback confidence rankings.
From Dan Graziano of ESPN.com:
"27. Houston TexansIt’s another tough call here between this team and the next one, but I’m going with Houston because I like their first-round pick better than I like Chicago’s. Tom Savage opens as the starter, but he’ll face immediate pressure from Deshaun Watson, the collegiate champion the Texans moved up to take in the first round of the draft.People who have worked with Watson believe he’ll win over the locker room and the coaching staff sooner rather than later, and of the rookie quarterbacks, he’s the one most likely to start a significant chunk of 2017 games. Savage can hold him off if he plays well, but Houston coach Bill O’Brien changes quarterbacks all the time, and it’s entirely possible that he goes back and forth between those two (with maybe a little Brandon Weeden thrown in) a few times this season."
As much as I like Watson, he is a rookie so I can’t argue with this ranking. If you’re honest with yourself you’re not very confident in the Texans’ quarterback situation heading into this season with Tom Savage as the likely starter.
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Now of course this doesn’t mean that Watson won’t be a good player. But let’s be honest, he may not have an easy transition.
Hopefully Savage can manage things well enough to win ball games and Watson can sit for at least half the season.