DeAndre Hopkins: Deshaun Watson is a “general”

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Houston Texans’ wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is confident in rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson.

The one thing every NFL team needs from their starting quarterback is for him to be a leader on and off the field.

While talking to the media on Thursday, Houston Texans’ wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins said that rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson has been a “general” for them so far this season.

What makes Watson so special is that he keeps working hard even after he makes a mistake. He has the short-term memory that every NFL starting quarterback needs. That’s a part of being a leader.

No matter what gets thrown at him, Watson has to rise up and fight. By doing so, his teammates will rally around him. What’s great is that guys like Hopkins already respect Watson and he hasn’t even played half of an NFL season yet.

Watson went toe-to-toe with the New England Patriots and future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady in week three and could have easily came away with a win.  The only reason he had a chance at getting a win is because of how relentless he is and how he doesn’t let anything bother him.

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It was also apparent last year when Watson led Clemson to a huge win over Alabama in the College Football National Championship that it takes a whole lot for him to get rattled.

Many quarterbacks would have folded in a hard fought game like that against a great coach like Nick Saban, but he was a leader for his team and that’s what helped Clemson come away with a win.

The Texans’ quarterback position is in good hands for the next 10-plus years.