Houston Texans: 3 Reasons Deshaun Watson could be NFL MVP in 2020
1. The wide variety of wide receivers on the roster
When it comes to Deshaun Watson having a chance to be the 2020 NFL Most Valuable Player, not only will his overall improvement be a must, but this year he’ll have to prove it without DeAndre Hopkins to throw the football to.
First things first, and that is none of the current Texans wide receivers are at the same level as Hopkins is, but that is fine. What is most important about the this current group of wide receivers, which includes a top four of Kenny Stills, Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb and Will Fuller, is they stay healthy and on the field in 2020.
If those players get hurt, the Texans season would be tough to watch, and with recent injury history being questionable for some, especially Fuller, well, Watson would have no shot at leading the Texans to a win.
The NFL MVP award is a team effort, and for Deshaun Watson to win this award, he will need Fuller and Cooks on the field at all times like Hopkins has been in the past when he was a member of the Texans. If those two can get open and let Watson find them in their routes, the Texans will be a dangerous team.
Fuller has had his moments each season he’s been on the field, and Cooks has been a 1,000-yard receiver in the past, but with them being the top focal point of this offense when it comes to receivers, Watson will be able to find them if they can get open.
Watson will make his wide receivers better because of his talents at quarterback, and teams are always going to have to watch his abilities to run with the football. With the four wide receivers he’s going to be able to make plays with — even without his past All-Pro target — plus having Tim Kelly calling plays this season in his role as the offensive coordinator, he’s going to be the difference maker for the Texans.
Watson can become an even more impactful player this season, giving him an excellent shot to be the 2020 NFL MVP, and if that happens, good things will be coming to the Texans, too.