Houston Texans: The changing of the guard at quarterback has begun

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 10: Deshaun Watson
HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 10: Deshaun Watson /

Houston Texans fans, do not write off this season just yet. It’s time to look to the future and the beginning of the Deshaun Watson era at quarterback.

As I mentioned previously, the Houston Texans are still a quarterback away from a championship.

More specifically I stated, “Tom Savage? Brandon Weeden, Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallet and Brock Osweiler all started ahead of him [Deshaun Watson].” Did anyone really think he was going to lead this franchise deep into the playoffs? Let me stop myself right there because I don’t believe anyone actually believed that.

Savage was drafted in the 4th round, 135th overall, in the 2014 NFL Draft. If he was that good he would have been starting long before now.

Savage was on the Texans’ roster last year when they acquired Brock Osweiler. Whom they thought was better!

So I will just say it, the Tom Savage era is over before it even began!

Now, we all suffered through a brutal loss to a division rival this past Sunday when the Jacksonville Jaguars came to town and put up 29 points. They are a team that everyone thought Houston should beat. If not with their offense, certainly with their defense.

But here is some perspective.

The past few weeks the Texans may have been practicing, but also raising money and helping to provide relief to a ravaged city. No disrespect intended to the Jaguars, but perhaps the Texans were just emotionally and physically spent.

It helps no one to harp on one loss and to dwell on the end of the Savage era at quarterback.

Rather, we must now focus on the beginning of the Deshaun Watson era. Again, as I mentioned in my previous article, I don’t think Watson is the savior that will lead the Texans to the promised land yet, but he certainly gives them a better chance to win every Sunday just based upon his success at the college level, his ability to extend plays with his mobility, and passing ability when it comes to short to intermediate routes.

What a college player like Watson also brings to the table is the fact that he’s a winner, and has won on big stages. Therefore he comes to play with the expectation of winning every Sunday.

If the Texans can tailor their play calling around his strengths along with improved defensive play, which we know is very possible, we may not have to write this season off just yet.

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