Houston Texans’ rookie Deshaun Watson looks like he’s ready to do what it takes to compete for a starting job.
Many people including myself expect rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson to start at some point this coming season for the Texans.
If Watson is going to have a chance at doing so, he’ll need to get ahead of a very steep learning curve.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle noticed Watson putting some extra work after Tuesday’s practice session.
In case you’re wondering how Watson has been looking this week in comparison to veteran Tom Savage, Patrick Starr of State of the Texans gave an update.
"Tom Savage took the field as the clear cut starter and had an up and down day. Savage was able to put touch on the ball at times and other times, had some poor decision making. It is clear he is ahead of the curve on knowing where the football needs to go and he was able to showcase that when he had time to operate. This is Savage’s position to lose and it is going to take a strong camp from Deshaun Watson to unseat him.As for Deshaun Watson, it was more downs than ups as the practice progressed. Watson looks solid in the quick game and showed he is accurate, getting the ball out quickly. The issue, like many rookie quarterbacks, is when he has to read the game and let plays develop. He looked overmatched at times and although this is only the second day on the grass, there is a clear learning curve that Watson has to overcome to even get close to stepping on the field."
If Savage wants to win the starting job, he needs to clean up any bad decisions he makes in the pocket.
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It isn’t a surprise that Watson looks like a rookie. If he’s going to threaten Savage for the starting job, it won’t happen until the preseason. If it does at all during his first NFL season.
It’s good to know that Watson did a good job when it comes to getting the ball out quickly while also being accurate.