QB guru: Deshaun Watson is fast learner

May 23, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) takes a snap during OTA practices at Houston Methodist Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
May 23, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) takes a snap during OTA practices at Houston Methodist Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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Does Deshaun Watson have a chance of beating out Tom Savage for the Houston Texans’ starting quarterback job?

Right now quarterback Tom Savage is the clear cut favorite to be the Texans’ starting quarterback for their regular season opener.

Don’t be surprise though if rookie Deshaun Watson gains some ground during the preseason.

Quarterback guru Quincy Avery told vSporto that Watson is a fast learner.

"“Deshaun is someone who’s really really good at a lot of different things. You’ll never see something and say, ‘Deshaun’s not that good at that.’ So he gets to go into a huge situation with a really talented football team. And he gets to kinda bring them to the next level with his competitive temperament. I would say he’s one of the most competitive I’ve ever seen. Someone you wouldn’t want to bet one dollar against,” said Avery.“He’s getting challenged already by the Houston coaching staff. They’re making him do a lot as a quarterback. In terms of ID calls and things of that nature. So he’s got a lot on his shoulders. And I think he’s taken that on with the competitive person he is. And he’s just going to continue to develop and I hope go on to be one of the best quarterbacks in the National Football League. Maybe not this year, but sometime in the near future.”"

Watson’s competitiveness was on display during last year’s National Championship game between Clemson and Alabama where he had to carry his teammates on his back against a stout Crimson Tide defense.

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Watson fought hard and of course helped the Tigers upset legendary head coach Nick Saban and Alabama to win last year’s national title.

I think we can expect the same determination and desire from Watson with the Texans as well.

Which is why I wouldn’t count out Watson from winning the Texans’ starting job just yet.