Rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson has been the Houston Texans’ most valuable player this season as they head into their bye week.
We’re not quite halfway through the NFL regular season, but I figured now is not a bad time to look back at the first six weeks and talk about who has been the Houston Texans’ most valuable player.
When looking at the Texans’ defense, you could say that guys like D.J. Reader, Zach Cunningham, Johnathan Joseph and Dylan Cole have all played well and helped out a lot. But none of them can be considered the MVP for the Texans.
One player that comes to mind is wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who has bounced back in a huge way this year after a subpar 2016 campaign.
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Hopkins has caught 37 passes for 382 yards and six touchdowns so far this year. He’s on pace for 98 receptions, 1,018 yards and 16 touchdowns. Which is just remarkable.
Now, Hopkins’ success could be attributed to the fact that rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson has been outstanding this season as he leads all NFL quarterbacks with 15 touchdown passes.
Without Watson, there’s no way the Texans would be 3-3 right now. They would be likely have only one or two wins.
While Texans’ fans have become accustomed to the defense carrying their favorite team to wins over the past few years, 2017 is an entirely different season where Watson and the offense is now carrying the load.
Watson’s stats are really impressive for someone that no one thought would be able to make the difference he has as a rookie. He’s completed 61.5 percent of his passes while throwing for 1,297 yards, 15 touchdowns, 5 interceptions and a quarterback rating of 101.1.
Watson also has 28 carries for 202 yards and 2 rushing touchdowns.
Watson is on pace to throw for 3,457 yards and 40 touchdowns. I don’t think he’ll reach 40 passing touchdowns, but I could see him getting to 30 by the end of the season.
My consensus is that Watson is the Texans’ MVP after their first six games.
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