Deshaun Watson best option at quarterback for future of Houston Texans
By Joel Wagler
Why Deshaun Watson should be the quarterback of the future for the Houston Texans: The Young and unproven
This is where things get interesting a little bit. There are quite a few young quarterbacks in the NFL. Many of these could turn out to be good quarterbacks, but most are a long way from being as good as Watson already is.
This list includes some names like Baker Mayfield, Daniel Jones, Gardner Minshew, Jeff Allen, Jimmy Garoppolo, Kyler Murray, Drew Lock, and Dwayne Haskins.
Several of these could possibly turn into stars. Heck, Garoppolo has already been to a Super Bowl. Do you think any of these are better than Watson is already?
Why Deshaun Watson should be the quarterback of the future for the Houston Texans: The battle-tested veterans
Next, you have a list of proven veteran quarterbacks who are known commodities with a track record of success. They also have a lot of mileage and probably not more than a few years left.
Matt Ryan will be 35 this season. Matt Stafford is 32 and coming off an injury. Aaron Rodgers is 36. Cam Newton will be 32, but he is beaten up. Kirk Cousins will also be 32 this season and has been very consistent since becoming a starter in 2015. His problem is that he has barely won half of his games as a starter, going 44-42-2.
Any of these guys could lead the Texans to success for a couple of years – maybe. There probably wouldn’t be able to offer much more past that. Watson is still only 24 and would be a much better long-term choice than these quarterbacks.