What is one word that describes Deshaun Watson? He is a Winner. The guy knows how to show up during big games and win! The Quarterback position in the NFL is one of the, if not the hardest jobs out there, and NFL teams want that “perfect” guy that can lead their team and offense. Deshaun Watson was at Clemson University for 3 years, started for 2 of those years, and in his last year he started he led the Tigers to a National Championship Game win. He is the perfect example of a Winner and that is what I feel he will definitely bring to the Texans.
Deshaun appeared in only 8 games during his freshman season in 2014 before getting injured. He put up 1,466 yards along with 14 Touchdowns and 2 Interceptions for the year. He solidified his starting spot for the 2015 and his upcoming sophomore campaign. In 2015, He led Clemson to an undefeated 12-0 regular season record and a #1 ranking in the polls. He passed for 4,109 yards along with 35 Touchdowns and 13 Interceptions to go with his huge yardage number. However, that year Deshaun and Clemson lost to Alabama during the National Championship game. Deshaun came back for his junior year/season in 2016 and led Clemson to an 11-1 regular season record and a chance to get to the Nationals Championship game again. His regular season individual stats were great again as he passed for 4,593 yards along with 41 Touchdowns and 17 Interceptions. Lastly, he led Clemson to a win over Alabama in the National Championship game that year! He got his redemption after losing the previous year, and the Championship was Clemson’s first title since 1981. A big part of the win was due to Watson and he clearly proves how he can lead a team to victory.
Since arriving at Clemson, Deshaun Watson has led that team and won at the highest stage in College Football. He is a Field General that is also very quick and poised in the pocket. He does have a big time arm, but the only bad feedback that Deshaun receives is the number of interceptions he threw in college. I honestly feel it isn’t that big of a deal because his all around numbers are great, and he also averaged a 67.0 completion percentage all 3 years he was there so that proves he is a smart Qb as well and can fix the interception numbers. Deshaun was taken by the Texans for a reason and that is, he is the future of the team. The Texans moved up to get him in this draft for that very reason. I’m not ragging on Tom Savage, I just feel if he does bad or struggles, Texans fans’ pressure and pressure from everywhere will fall on Coach O’Brien to decide if he should go with Watson. It’s all a matter of time, but when Watson does get the nod to start, the Texans are getting a young, hungry Quarterback trying to win!
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