Texans bench Tom Savage in favor of Deshaun Watson

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The Deshaun Watson era has begun for the Houston Texans after Tom Savage was benched on Sunday.

With the Houston Texans down 19-0 at the half against the Jacksonville Jaguars, head coach Bill O’Brien decided to bench quarterback Tom Savage in favor of rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson.

The Texan’s made the announcement on Twitter.

Savage finished the first half by completing seven of his 13 pass attempts for 62 yards. The biggest problem is that the Texans’ offensive line is a mess and he was sacked five times.

The good news is that Watson is more mobile and will be able to escape any pressure from the Jaguars’ defense. Whereas Savage was more of a sitting duck in the pocket.

So far Watson looks good after leading Houston on a drive where he completed five of eight passes for 37 yards and touchdown pass to wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. He also had a nine yard run.

Watson did throw an interception but it was brought back due to a penalty on Jacksonville.

It will be interesting to see whether or not the Texans stick with Watson next week or go back to Savage in order to give him another chance at proving himself.

I feel like we’ve seen enough of Savage, it’s time to give the keys of the offense to Watson. They didn’t trade up in this year’s  NFL draft for nothing.

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