Deshaun Watson: “I’ll be ready” when Texans need me

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Will Deshaun Watson play for the Houston Texans in 2017?

Even though there are plenty of naysayers when it comes to the Houston Texans’ current quarterback situation, they seem to be set up pretty well for the foreseeable future.

The Texans are going into this season with a rookie in Deshaun Watson that’s expected to be their franchise quarterback at some point in the near future.

Houston also has a veteran in Tom Savage who looks like he’s ready to step in and shoulder the load under center while Watson develops.

As much as Savage would love to be the Texans’ starting quarterback for the next 10 years, that likely won’t happen.

All Savage can hope for is that he plays so well that it will enable him to be traded to another team where he can possibly start or sign with another club as a free agent next offseason.

On the flip side, if for some reason Savage struggles or gets injured in 2017, it sounds like Watson could be ready to go.

Watson told NFL Network’s Alex Flanagan that he’s ready to go if head coach Bill O’Brien and the Texans need him to play this coming season.

"“Honestly, whenever Coach [Bill O’Brien] and the coaches feel like I’m ready to go [I’ll be ready],” Watson told NFL Network’s Alex Flanagan on Tuesday at the Gatorade awards. “The team feels like they can operate with me behind the wheel and being the quarterback. It’s gonna take time, it’s gonna be a process, really no rush. Just kinda taking it one day at a time, and whenever that time comes, I’ll be ready.”"

It’s certainly too early to know whether or not Watson can step into a regular season NFL game and really be effective for the Texans.

We’ll get a much better idea of how far along Watson is once we get to see him perform during the preseason.

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I honestly don’t expect Watson to look great this summer. All that matters is that he gets better each and every preseason game.

Comment below and tell us whether you think Watson will be ready to start at some point this season.