Report: Texans expected to stick with Deshaun Watson as starter

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Will Deshaun Watson be the Houston Texans’ week two starter?

After Sunday’s abysmal offensive performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars, no one knows who the Houston Texans will start at quarterback this Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Veteran quarterback Tom Savage wasn’t terrible in the first half after putting in an efficient performance, but he couldn’t get out of the way when it came to the Jags’ pass rush.

Watson on the other hand was less efficient, but was able to put together a touchdown scoring drive due to his ability to escape the pocket and evade the Jags’ pass rush.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported on Monday that the expectation is that Watson will get the nod against the Bengals.

Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien praised both Savage and Watson during his Monday press conference.

"Bill O’Brien said after watching the tape, he didn’t see Tom Savage make a single mental mistake on Sunday. He said he thought Deshaun Watson is a “playmaker.”"

O’Brien’s statement says it all.

With the Texans’ offensive line being a complete mess, Houston needs a playmaker, which makes Watson the best option going forward.

In order for Savage to be an effective NFL quarterback he needs a clean pocket to throw from and he’s not going to get that with the current state of Houston’s offensive line.

Texans are out of tight ends.

The Texans may need to sign another tight end with C.J. Fiedorowicz, Ryan Griffin and Stephen Anderson all suffering concussion against the Jags.

The Texans could sign tight end Evan Baylis from their practice squad, or sign a veteran off the street. The problem with signing someone outside of the team is that they won’t know the playbook.

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