Deshaun Watson reminds Wes Welker of Tom Brady, Peyton Manning

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Deshaun Watson has what it takes to be great.

Prior to this year’s NFL draft many people knocked Houston Texans’ rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson for accuracy problems and doubted his ability to succeed in the NFL.

When talking about what it takes to be a great quarterback in the NFL, it’s not about arm talent.

It’s mostly about how mentally tough a quarterback is and whether or not he wants to be great.

It sounds like Watson has the drive and determination to be great.

During an interview on PFT Live with Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Texans’ assistant coach Wes Welker was asked if Watson reminds him of either Peyton Manning or Tom Brady, since he played with both future Hall of Fame quarterbacks.

"“I think he has a great work ethic,” Welker said. “I think that’s one of the key things that I’ve noticed from him is just the way that he handles his business. Kind of the demeanor that he has. He has a winning attitude which was showed on the field there at Clemson. I think the work that he’s going to put in that you have to have and the repetitions that you gotta go through. Not only physically on the field but mentally in your head of studying and being on top of everything day in and day out. I’ve been impressed with how he’s kinda handled himself and the way he’s gone about his business.”"

One thing that people don’t realize is that not every NFL player loves football. Like any other job, some do it because they’re good at it and it brings home enough money for them to live off of. In the case of an NFL player, it’s enough money to live comfortably.

Michael Vick was one of the most talented quarterbacks in the NFL during his prime, but he never put in the extra work that would have made him one of the all-time greats.

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When it comes to Watson, all indications are that he wants to be great. He’s not just playing football to get a pay check.

No matter how much some people may want to doubt Watson, if he has the determination to work his tail off in order to be a great NFL quarterback, I don’t believe anyone will be able to stop him from doing so.

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