Drew Brees on Deshaun Watson: “He’s as talented as they come”

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Another great NFL quarterback had some nice things to say about Houston Texans’ rookie Deshaun Watson.

Just last week New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had plenty of nice things to say about Houston Texans’ rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson.

With Watson and the Texans set to face off against the New Orleans Saints on Saturday, both teams held a joint practice this week.

Saints quarterback and future Hall of Famer Drew Brees had some encouraging things to say about Watson.

From the Houston Chronicle:

"“Listen, he’s as talented as they come,” said Brees, a 10-time Pro Bowl selection and former Super Bowl Most Valuable Player. “He’s played in and won a lot of big football games. He’s played extremely well against some pretty well-respected teams and defenses. Obviously, you look at that Alabama defense and what he accomplished the last few years.“Anytime you take a step to the NFL, there’s adjustments from college. It’s a new system. The speed of the game, probably what he gets to go up against in practice every day with that defense and pass rushers, it will equip him for what the NFL is going to be.”"

Watson hasn’t been perfect during the preseason so far, but that’s not a surprise given the fact that he’s a rookie and there is a learning curve.

The good news is that it looks like the NFL stage is not too big for Watson and he’s up to the challenge.

Most importantly I think Watson has the confidence in himself that will help him be successful in the NFL.

While I really thought Watson would be the Texans’ starter heading into the regular season, Tom Savage has surprised us all and has solidified his spot as the No. 1 quarterback in Houston.

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Savage getting the starting job over Watson is a good thing because it will allow the rookie to sit back and observe how things go during a regular season game.

With Savage not being the most durable quarterback in the NFL, Watson could very easily become the Texans’ starter within the first few weeks of the season since he’s been listed as the No. 2 quarterback.