Houston Texans’ rookie Deshaun Watson could be one of the top up and coming quarterbacks in the NFL.
Houston Texans’ rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson has taken the NFL by storm this season after taking over as their starter in week one.
Randy Gurzi of FanSided had Watson ranked 21st last week and now has him at No. 17 heading into a tough week five match-up with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Here’s what Gurzi wrote about Watson.
"The 2017 NFL Bonehead of the Year Award goes to John Fox for continually starting Mike Glennon. The runner-up, though, is Bill O’Brien of the Houston Texans. Their head coach was as ignorant to the talent around him as Fox is being now when he began the season with Tom Savage under center. O’Brien did at least learn quickly what a mistake that was, and now he’s playing Deshuan Watson. The rookie is looking like a bargain as the third quarterback taken in this year’s draft with the way he’s playing.He nearly upset the Patriots a week ago, and then had a coming out party against Tennessee on Sunday. The rookie threw for 283 yards and a touchdown while adding another score and 24 yards on the ground. This kid is the truth and makes Houston a dangerous team."
I have a feeling that Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien knew how good Watson was, but kind of owed it to Tom Savage to let him start week one against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
It was obvious by halftime that Savage couldn’t get the job done. So O’Brien wasted no time in benching him in favor of Watson.
Watson will have some big tests coming up as the Texans are scheduled to face off against defenses like the Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers.
The great thing about Watson’s situation is that he has plenty of help on offense with running backs Lamar Miller and D’Onta Foreman. As well as wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and Bruce Ellington. This is probably why he’s completed over 64 percent of his passes so far this season.
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It also doesn’t hurt that Watson has the ability to take off and move the ball down the field with his legs if none of his receivers are open.
While being a rookie in the NFL can be a challenge, it also helps Watson, since there isn’t much film on him after only playing three and a half games.
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