Houston Texans: 3 Reasons Deshaun Watson could be NFL MVP in 2020
3. Deshaun Watson having David Johnson as a teammate
Losing Carlos Hyde after one season on the roster doesn’t hurt as much with David Johnson on the roster in 2020. The price it took to gain Johnson was a bit steep, but with that being the past, Watson and the Texans must look toward the future.
David Johnson being the top option at running back could prove to be a big difference maker in 2020 because of the fact if Johnson can not only be a 1,000-yard rusher in 2020 (which is very possible), but also make noise with his pass-catching talent, Watson could really take another step in his quarterback progression.
Watson has had to make many outstanding plays with his running abilities since joining the Texans in 2017, and while those big plays have been very helpful for the Texans in terms of wins and losses, they have had to take a toll on his body too. Now with the help of David Johnson, Watson can become a more complete quarterback and cut down on some of the big hits he’ll take in 2020.
This season, Watson will still make big plays while breaking away from the pressure put on him by the opposition, but maybe instead of running for 10 yards and taking a hit, he can find the likes of Johnson open for the same amount of yardage, which will add to his overall passing totals.
In 2019, Watson passed for nearly 4,000 yards (3,852), and this season it is easy to predict — even without DeAndre Hopkins — that Deshaun Watson can pass for 4,000 yards, as that will have to be the case if he wants to be selected as the MVP.