Aaron Rodgers on Deshaun Watson: “He seems like a great young man”

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Aaron Rodgers believes Houston Texans rookie Deshaun Watson is in a good place.

If anyone knows how valuable it is to sit and learn as a young player in the NFL, it’s Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers was down in South Carolina for a golf tournament–which is of course Clemson country–when he was asked about Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson.

From ESPN.com:

"“He seems like a great young man,” the Green Bay Packers quarterback said in an interview with WYFF-TV at the BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament in Greer, South Carolina. “Obviously very talented. He had a fantastic career. Incredible last game (at Clemson). To throw a little option route right there on the goal line to his little receiver to win (the national championship) was fantastic. He’s had a great career.”"

Rodgers had the luxury of being able to come into the NFL and sit and learn behind Brett Favre rather than being thrown into the fire right away as a young player. And he admits it was good for him to learn from the sideline.

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Rodgers believes Watson is in a good position to be succeed with the Texans.

"“The key for a young quarterback is really your supporting cast,” Rodgers said. “And he’s going to a team that has some really good pieces in place. You’ve got one of the top receivers in the game in DeAndre [Hopkins], you have a solid defense with J.J. [Watt] coming back off his injury and the way that [Jadeveon] Clowney played last year, and [Brian] Cushing in the middle. So I think the pieces will be in place.“Bill O’Brien is a very well-respected coach in this game, and if you watched ‘Hard Knocks,’ I think you appreciate his personality a little bit, too, the way that he coaches those guys.”"

Watson is definitely in a great place. The only concern when it comes to the Texans in 2017 is the right tackle position.

That’s not bad.  There are numerous NFL teams that have a multitude of issues heading into the upcoming season.

Whether Watson starts right away or not, he’s surrounded by a lot of talent.