Houston Texans
  • 6'2"
  • 221
  • 22
  • 0 years
  • Clemson
  • 2017 R1 O, None

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 6/23/2017 10:57am ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson has impressed head coach Bill O'Brien with his poise, intelligence and athleticism in a recent interview with the Houston Chronicle. 'He's a very poised guy. I like the way he carries himself. I like the way he operates. He's a rookie, and he's not nearly where he needs to be to be a full-time starter in this league, but you can tell he's got a lot of qualities you like. ? For being a rookie, he's wise beyond his years. ? You don't see him make the same mistake twice,' O'Brien said.

    Huddle Up: While O'Brien's comments bode well for Watson's future, they should actually reinforce the notion Tom Savage will begin the season as the starter. How quickly that changes will obviously be up to how quickly Watson gets O'Brien's offense down pat. With that said, Savage has shown little ability to stay healthy in the NFL, making it very likely Watson will get a few starts at some point in 2017.

  • Posted: 5/19/2017 12:02pm ET

    Houston Texans first-round pick QB Deshaun Watson admitted he has 'no idea' if he'll be the Week 1 starter. 'I have no idea. That's up to the coaching staff. My job is to come in and learn the system, learn the organization and play my part,' Watson said.

    Huddle Up: He'll have to beat out Tom Savage in camp. Watson walks into the best rookie-year situation of all the quarterbacks in this draft class, and he won't be asked to carry the offense in his first year considering Houston's impressive array of offensive weapons and top-ranked defense from a season ago. Considering Savage's injury history, Watson is a good bet to make his first start no later than early October.

  • Posted: 4/27/2017 6:36pm ET

    The Houston Texans selected Clemson QB Deshaun Watson with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Thursday, April 27.

    Huddle Up: Watson should have a chance to compete with Tom Savage for the starting quarterback during training camp, so owners will need to keep an eye on the situation. Watson would be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he wins the starting job but will have more value in keeper leagues since he has a chance to become a starting fantasy quarterback in the future.

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