The atmosphere amongst the Houston Texans fanbase was euphoric when star quarterback, Deshaun Watson, signed a four-year extension worth $177.5 million. He got off to a strong start against the Kansas City Chiefs on opening day, but everything changed after the second quarter in which the Chiefs scored 17 points.
The Texans have failed to win a single game this year. After their latest loss to Minnesota Vikings, the Texans parted ways with Head Coach Bill O’Brien after six years.
Their 0-4 record is something that was not foreseen by fans or critics and has left Deshaun Watson in a tough spot. Can Watson lead his side to some form of redemption over the next few weeks?
Deshaun Watson was the topic of discussion on the recent installment of ESPN’s Get Up. The 25-year-old signed a multi-million contract extension with the Texans before the season began. But where does he find himself after the exile of the former Head Coach and GM Bill O’Brien?
Here’s what former New York Jets quarterback, Greg McElroy, said earlier today. “I’m worried about Deshaun Watson in the short term because frankly, it doesn’t look like it’s going to get a whole lot better.
“Without a first-round pick this upcoming spring, it’s not like he can add a dynamic difference-maker to this offense…We’re talking about DeAndre Hopkins and everything (but) this all went wrong with the two first-round picks for Laremy Tunsil, a guy who at that point, had never been to a Pro Bowl.
“You got to protect your franchise quarterback and the offensive line was awful but they sold everything for the 2019 season….when they gave up that big lead to Kansas City, it was the beginning of the end guys,” McElroy said on the show.
The Texans will be playing the Jacksonville Jaguars over the weekend. All eyes will be on Watson, who will be playing under interim coach Romeo Crennel in Week Five. The Houston-based franchise will be desperate to win their first game this season.
Maybe Sunday will be their lucky day, eh?