Ever since getting drafted in 2017 12th overall Deshaun Watson has performed well for the Houston Texans. In his rookie season Watson was doing well until tearing his ACL that ended the rookie campaign short. Deshaun was drafted in the same class and reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes and has the talent and caliber to take his team to the next level. A lot of eyes was on him coming into the league after winning the National Championship with Clemson. The Texans have talent around him with Will Fuller and Deandre Hopkins at the wide out position for throwing options.
He is very mobile and knows how to read what the defenses are doing and explains it well. Now the question is. Is Deshaun up with the elite QB’s of the NFL? I will say yes because his stats are proving that he is a good, young upcoming star in the league after what he has overcome with injuries and team not doing well. Head Coach Bill O’Brien has helped Watson ever since he came into league, working previously with Tom Brady. Looking at his numbers for a guy that hasn’t been in the league more than three years his stats rank well.
Stats through the first three seasons:
In twenty eight career games he has thrown for 7,228 passing yards, TD’s: 56, INT: 18 with a 66.9% completion percentage. I’d say not to shabby for a guy that had a short first season due to injury and has performed quite well since the recovering from it. Can Watson lead them far in the postseason ? I would say yes he can lead them to at least a title game at some point in the future.
The 2019 campaign has started pretty well for Deshaun. As of Week 5 he has thrown for 1,364 yards, 11 TD’s to only 1 interception. The Texans currently sit at 3-2 record on the year and keeping up pace in the AFC south. If Watson keeps putting good numbers week in week out he will surely lead them to either a division title or at least a wildcard playoff game.