Can Deshaun Watson lead the Houston Texans back to the playoffs?
The biggest story line for the Texans heading into training camp will be the competition between quarterbacks Tom Savage and Deshaun Watson.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle has already said that there isn’t much of a competition since the Texans won’t rush Watson along and Savage is expected to start week one.
Dan Graziano of ESPN has stated that he believes Watson will be the Texans’ week one starter.
It looks like someone agrees with Graziano but added something extra.
Adam Schein of NFL.com has come out with bold predictions for the upcoming NFL season and he wrote that Watson will be the Texans’ starter and lead them to the playoffs.
"Deshaun Watson starts Week 1 — and leads Houston to the postseason.Competition is nice. So is publicly expressing that Tom Savage is the No. 1. But two years ago, Bill O’Brien was so sick of his nominal starting quarterback, Brian Hoyer, that he yanked him in the middle of the season opener. Last year, Brock Osweiler made O’Brien sick all season — and he got rid of him. Do you think the coach is going to let this coming season start with a QB controversy?Deshaun Watson was drafted to be the man. He oozes smarts, leadership and talent. And beyond the quarterback position, this team is loaded with talent on both sides of the ball. Houston’s ready to make a run now. And Watson is the man for the job."
Honestly, this isn’t much a bold prediction.
Watson is smart enough and talented enough to lead the Texans to the playoffs.
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On top of that the Texans’ defense is good enough to protect and help out a smart quarterback that manages the game well and limits turnovers.
Now if the Texans didn’t have so much talent on their roster, I wouldn’t believe they could make it back to the playoffs. But don’t forget they won the AFC South with Brock Osweiler as their starting quarterback. Now that’s impressive.