Deshaun Watson has been one of the rising stars in the NFL over the last two years. Watson was picked in the first round (12th overall) of the 2017 NFL draft. Houston Texans made a smart choice by bringing in the former Heisman Trophy winner.
Watson crossed 3,500+ passing yards in both his first two seasons as a starter with Houston Texans. Watson boasts a 66.8 pass completion rate after playing in 38 games in the NFL. A large part of his success is attributed to the performance of wide receiver – DeAndre Hopkins.
Hopkins was traded to Arizona Cardinals earlier this year. Here is what Watson had to say about his former teammate as reported by NFL’s official website:
“It’s definitely a little different. That’s part of the business. We’ve got some great guys that came in, veteran guys who’ve played a lot of football. That’s just how the business goes. The organization did what they had to do, DHop did what he had to do.
“We still have a relationship. I feel the way I feel, but it’s not my place and time to speak on that. I didn’t know the whole background story. That’s their business. I’m not going to step out of my lane,” Watson told reporters via The Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson.
“Football is the main focus. My agent is taking care of that. My main focus is being the quarterback and being the leader of this team. My main focus is staying healthy and making sure my team is ready to play.
“I’m here. I love the organization. I love the McNairs. I love the city. I love the fan base,” Watson said. “I’m a Houston Texan. I’m locked in on being a Texan,” Watson added.
Watson has been a revelation for the Texans over the last two seasons. He’s led the Houston-based franchise to an 11-5, 10-6 record in the league. The 24-year old came in at number 20 in this year’s NFL Top 100 list. Can the promising youngster lead the Texans to a Super Bowl in his contract year?
SOURCE: NFL Network