Deshaun Watson best option at quarterback for future of Houston Texans

Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 - (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
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Why Deshaun Watson should be the quarterback of the future for the Houston Texans: Real candidates

There are some very viable candidates out there, however. Carson Wentz is only 27 years old and has won 64 percent of his starts. He’s thrown for over 3,000 yards every season and has 95 touchdowns with only 35 interceptions. He does have a history of injuries, though, and that has to come into consideration.

Dak Prescott will be 27 this season as well and has similar numbers to Wentz with at least 3,300 yards in each of his four seasons, 97 touchdowns, and only 36 interceptions. He is very durable: he hasn’t missed a start in his career yet.

What isn’t known for sure, is if he can carry a team for long periods. For most of his career, he has had a strong running game. Last season, that running game wasn’t as reliable, and the Cowboys struggled, though Prescott still performed very well.

Jared Goff has been to a Super Bowl has shown flashes of brilliance. in 2017 and 2018, the 25-year old went 24-7 in the regular season, threw for 8,492 yards, 60 touchdowns, and only 19 interceptions. Last season, however, Goff took significant steps backward. He threw for a lot of yards (4,638) but had just 22 touchdowns and a whopping 16 interceptions. The talent is there, but it comes with some wariness.