Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson should have been ranked higher in the NFL Top 100 list for 2019.
In the recent NFL top 100 rankings for 2019, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was ranked 51st overall and had 10 other quarterbacks ranked ahead of him. Of those 10 quarterbacks there are two that Watson should have been ranked higher than.
The first quarterback whom Watson should have been ranked ahead of is Jared Goff of the Los Angeles Rams. In comparison to rosters, Goff was given an offense to help him succeed with Robert Woods, Brandin Cooks and Todd Gurley, plus a successful offensive line to protect him.
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Also, while Watson had a record high 62 sacks against him, it also needs to be mentioned that Watson had a higher passer rating at 103.1 to Goff’s 101.1.
Another quarterback ranked ahead of Watson that shouldn’t have been was Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns.
While Mayfield had a tremendous season his rookie year, it should be noted that Watson lead his team to the playoffs and an AFC South title. Mayfield did not achieve neither a playoff berth or a AFC North title in ’18.
Mayfield had his fair share of tremendous moments coming from sitting behind Tyrod Taylor to earning the starting position once Hue Jackson was fired, but Watson was a huge reason his team made the playoffs.
Both Goff and Mayfield are good, but Goff would not be as productive without his star-studded roster or McVay as his coach. Mayfield could potentially be a one year wonder, especially with a new system under Freddie Kitchens, but that will have to play itself out on the field in ’19.
Watson has shown he can make the most of a lackluster offense outside of Hopkins, plus overcome a sub-par head coach that has not done anything to build a team around their franchise quarterback. Simply having a Top 3 wide receiver will not cut it, and it hurt Watson in the Top 100 rankings.