Houston Texans’ veteran quarterback Tom Savage is seeing exactly why he lost his starting job to rookie Deshaun Watson.
Prior to this season I honestly thought that Deshaun Watson could make an impact for the Houston Texans as a rookie. I just didn’t think he’d be as good as he’s been.
One player who’s been surprised by Watson, is Texans’ back-up quarterback Tom Savage.
ProFootballTalk.com pointed out that on Inside the NFL, you can hear just how surprised Savage was when Watson did a 360-degree spin prior to throwing a touchdown pass this past Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
"“That’s incredible, man. I don’t know how you do it. I really don’t,” Savage told Watson. “I would’ve pulled every muscle and both of my groins if I tried to do that.”"
While Savage’s agent wasn’t happy when the veteran was benched at halftime of the Texans’ week one loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, he now has to see that Watson starting was the best move for the team.
The Texans’ offense is just about unstoppable with Watson under center as he continues to lead all NFL quarterbacks with 19 touchdown passes through the first eight weeks of the season.
Watson has been unreal this season. He was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month for October.
Watson and the Texans’ offense shouldn’t have a problem pouring on the points against the lowly Indianapolis Colts this Sunday.
The Colts give up an average of 290 passing yards per game, which ranks them 31st in the NFL. Watson threw for 402 against a good Seattle Seahawks defense last Sunday. Don’t be surprised if he tosses at least four touchdowns in week nine.
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