Deshaun Watson ran for touchdown in first game (Video)

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Deshaun Watson didn’t look bad for the Houston Texans in his NFL debut.

Granted it was not against the Carolina Panthers starting defense, but Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson didn’t look bad in his first NFL action during Wednesday night’s preseason game.

Watson completed 15 of 25 passes for 179 yards and one rushing touchdown. He was also sacked three times and finished the night with a 81.9 passer rating.

Here’s what Watson’s touchdown run looked liked.

It’s great seeing Watson take off and score, but it also makes me cringe with anxiety that could take a big hit and not get back up.

I also have to say that Watson’s burst is pretty impressive.  He made a 15 yard run look effortless.

When it comes to the Texans’ current starting quarterback, Tom Savage didn’t look great early on. But a lot of that was because of his offensive line having a hard time keep the Panthers’ defense from breathing down his neck.

Savage did protect the football and finished the game with 69 yards through the air as he completed nine of11 pass attempts.

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You always have to take these games with a grain of salt given the fact that teams aren’t showing many offensive or defensive wrinkles. It’s all about knocking the rust off and getting used to live game speed.

This is also only the Texans first preseason game.  I don’t have any doubts that they will only get better as a team as the regular season nears.

Next week Houston will face the New England Patriots.