Watson Is Finished

This draft class I think has been one of the deepest we’ve seen in years with all the depth and talent we saw these NFL teams selected. Let’s go back to April of this year and the Houston Texans traded up to the 12th spot with the Cleveland Browns and you knew they were selecting a quarterback after finally trading Brock Osweiler (who they signed the previous off-season and it didn’t pan out) and they were even rumored to possibly sign Tony Romo, but he decided to call it a career and he now is in the booth calling games. Deshaun Watson fell into the laps of the Houston Texans and he didn’t start the first game of this season, but he came in and had an immediate impact. After a very strong start to his rookie season, the favorite for rookie of the year is now unable to finish his rookie campaign after tearing his ACL today in practice.

I really enjoyed this kid and his game at Clemson and so far in the NFL, he was putting himself in a great position to be one of the great young franchise quarterbacks for years to come. I was so happy when Bill O’Brien decided to make him the starter because I truly feel that if he didn’t elect to start Deshaun, the Houston Texans would seriously be in the same boat with the San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns right now and that’s winless and this is no type of disrespect to Tom Savage or any other quarterback that starts for the Texans. You watch this kid and you see the grit and mental toughness that he plays with. He has the phenomenal mobility to move within the pocket and outside the pocket, he can throw the ball from the pocket and on the run when necessary and for a young guy, he took over the Texans offense and he never looked back. I saw what he did against Seattle on Sunday in Seattle and he put the Texans in a phenomenal position to get a win in a very tough environment, but his defense let him down in the end. Not many quarterbacks can put up points on that vaunted Seattle defense and he put up 38. Richard Sherman paid him a high compliment and stated that Houston is very lucky and by next year, he could be a top-five quarterback and be mentioned with Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.

This is absolutely devastating for the Texans. They’ve already lost J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus, now, they lost their quarterback for the remainder of the season. I’m wishing him a very speedy recovery along with all the other players who are sidelined for the rest of the year.