Does Deshaun Watson have any chance at becoming the Houston Texans starting quarterback this season?
This summer all expectations are that Tom Savage will be the Houston Texans starting quarterback heading into week one of the regular season.
Of course there is always a chance that Savage won’t beat out rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson.
It sounds like the Texans are extremely impressed with Watson even though training camp just kicked off this week.
Here’s what Ian Rapoport of NFL Media said about Watson via Larry Brown Sports:
"“They knew he was a good player, they liked a lot about him athletically, they thought he was someone who had a very high ceiling as far as being a quarterback,” NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport said on NFL Network Wednesday. “It’s pretty safe to say the Texans have been blown away with the progress that he has made just as far as work ethic-wise and the mount of time he has put into learning the game of football. He’s the first out on the field always. He takes copious notes. He works incredibly hard and cares about being good.“This is a player the Texans were already high on — it was their No. 1 quarterback in the draft … early on, just based on the initial return, they absolutely love what they have seen from Deshaun Watson.”"
This isn’t anything new since we’ve been hearing this all offseason when it comes to Watson impressing the Texans’ coaches.
If Watson is going to have any chance of beating out Savage, he’s going to have to outplay him during the preseason.
So far Savage has received good reviews after the Texans’ first practice on Wednesday. But it’s only practice.
It’s nice that Savage is looking good in practice, but games are an entirely different situation.
Savage is the favorite, but no one can rule out the possibility that Watson could still win the starting job this summer.
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Savage is nothing more than an average quarterback, I think it’s unfair to expect anything more than that.
Watson on the other hand is an exciting quarterback that can be a difference maker. When it comes to talent he gives the Texans the best chance to win.
The problem is that Watson may not mentally be ready to start for an NFL team.
Comment below and tell us who think will start at quarterback for the Texans.