In a recent article by CBS Sports, one question asked about the Houston Texans involves Deshaun Watson.
There is a lot to look forward to with Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans, but a lingering question does remain about the quarterback and the roster that surrounds him for the 2020 NFL season.
CBS Sports NFL reporter Pete Prisco asked that question in a recent article, as he had a question involving each NFL team before the start of training camp and the regular season. Prisco’s question involving Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans was the following: “Do they have enough around Deshaun Watson to win another division title?”
This is a great question to ask as Deshaun Watson and the Texans have won two straight AFC South championships and Watson has played in parts of three seasons. One huge difference for Watson this season is he won’t have DeAndre Hopkins on his side, as he was traded to the Arizona Cardinals.
Even without Hopkins for the first time in has career, Deshaun Watson is still poised to have a big-time season, but again the question asked was if the Texans have enough around their quarterback to win the AFC South once again.
Prisco in his CBS Sports article wrote the following answer to his question:
“Watson is good, but I think he will need to be even better to get this team back to the playoffs.”
That one sentence pretty much sums up the thoughts of Prisco to a tee when it comes to his question about Watson and the Texans in 2020. The Texans might not have a superstar, All-Pro wide receiver like Hopkins anymore, but there is no reason not to be excited about Will Fuller and Brandin Cooks if they can stay healthy. Don’t forget about Kenny Stills, Duke Johnson, David Johnson and the veteran Randall Cobb, either.
Yes, the Texans and Deshaun Watson must prove themselves all over again in 2020 because of the players who are no longer on the roster due to trades and free agency, but they won’t be a pushover, either.
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Deshaun Watson does have some talented players surrounding him, and yes, the offensive line has to keep improving each and every week from here on out, but the Texans do have enough around Watson to repeat as AFC South champions for a third straight season.
Many believe the Indianapolis Colts or the Tennessee Titans are the top two teams in the division, but please don’t overlook Watson and the Texans. Even if they have a tough start to the season, in the tenure as the franchise quarterback, Watson has overcome some great odds on his way to success.
Any way a fan wants to look at things, Deshaun Watson is a must-watch player this season, but let’s hope those around him are as well.