Deshaun Watson takes giant leap in B/R quarterback rankings
Houston Texans’ quarterback Deshaun Watson is turning heads as he continues to get better each game.
With each passing week Houston Texans’ rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson is making everyone around the NFL a believer as he continues to set records.
Watson only has four and a half NFL games under his belt, but he’s been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL in 2017.
Doug Farrar of Bleacher Report has updated his quarterback rankings now that week five of the 2017 NFL season is in the books.
Farrar has Watson as the No. 4 ranked quarterback heading into a week six match-up against a pitiful Cleveland Browns team. He was ranked 21st just last week. That’s quite a jump.
Watson is right behind New England Patriots’ quarterback and future Hall of Famer Tom Brady. And he’s ahead of Carolina Panthers’ signal-caller Cam Newton, who comes in at No. 5.
Here’s a portion of what Farrar wrote about Watson:
"Looking at the overall picture for a moment, the main story regarding Watson is that the rookie quarterback is improving week to week. There will continue to be mistakes—all young QBs make them—but Watson is growing before our eyes with each throw, play and drive. With home games the next few weeks against both Cleveland and Indianapolis, Watson can turn in some more solid performances and continue to develop into a more complete NFL quarterback."
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It is remarkable how Watson has been getting better with each passing week. His completion percentage wasn’t great against the Kansas City Chiefs last week, but he did enough for his team to get a win.
Houston’s injury riddled defense was unable to get enough stops, which led to them falling short at home against the Chiefs.
As much as some draft gurus were saying that Watson lacks the accuracy needed to be good in the NFL, they were wrong. He throws a beautiful deep ball that seems to almost always be right on target, even while rolling out and evading the rush, he delivers a nice ball.
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