Rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson is not limited at all when it comes to his ability to run the Houston Texans’ offense.
With Tom Savage now on the bench and rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson in control of the Houston Texans’ offense, it’s normal to wonder whether or not head coach Bill O’Brien is limiting his play calling in any way.
O’Brien made it clear on Monday that there aren’t any limitations with Watson now under center.
From Sarah Barshop of ESPN:
"“I don’t feel any limitations,” O’Brien said. “He’s a different quarterback, so I think that it’s relative to what each guy can do, and with Deshaun, he can do some different things."
"“Relative to what his skill set is and what he knows and what he can do, I don’t think there’s any limitations.”"
This is remarkable. This goes to show you that Watson worked his tail off all offseason and during the summer in order to make sure he was ready to play when called upon.
This also explains why Savage was benched after only two quarters of football. O’Brien knew that Watson was ready.
Savage wasn’t terrible, but Watson does give Houston the best chance to win. And if Watson is ready to play, why not give him the job?
The Texans gave up a lot in order to trade up and draft Watson this past April. It’s time for them to reap the benefits of their investment. And that’s what they decided to do.
When it comes to Savage, he will certainly leave as a free agent next March, but he was able to at least put together some positive film of him running the Texans’ offense during the preseason. I would be surprised if another NFL team doesn’t bring him in and give him a chance to start in 2018.
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