Bill O’Brien continues to praise Deshaun Watson

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Will Deshaun Watson get a chance to start for the Houston Texans?

Coming into training camp and the preseason no one has expected Houston Texans’ rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson to contend for the starting job.

You have to wonder if that could change after an impressive showing against the Carolina Panthers this past Wednesday night as he ran for his first NFL touchdown.

Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien once again praised Watson for how he continues to get better every day while talking to the media on Saturday.

Now I know Watson put up a good performance against the Panthers’ backups, but I think he’s showing O’Brien and the rest of Houston’s coaching staff that he deserves to get a shot with the first team offensive unit at some point this preseason.

The problem is that the Texans have plenty of reasons to not let Watson play with the starters.

For one, the Texans could be worried about hurting Watson’s confidence if he does get a chance and ends up falling flat on his face. Especially with how vulnerable their offensive line looked without left tackle Duane Brown.

Another reason is that Tom Savage didn’t play poorly after completing nine of 11 passes.

Now Savage wasn’t great, but some of that was due to poor play by his offensive line.

If Watson continues to get better during the preseason, Houston may not have a choice but to give him some first team reps in a game in order to see what he can do. They didn’t trade up to draft him for no reason.

Leave a comment below and tell us whether you think Watson will start during the preseason.