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Deshaun Watson Named AFC Offensive Player Of The Month, AFC Offensive Rookie Of The Month

I guess that’s impressive, if you’re into that sort of thing.

NFL: Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans
Damn skippy.
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George Springer ain’t the only Houston athlete out here winning awards.

From the article on the Texans’ official team site (linked above):

Watson is the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to win AFC Offensive Player of the Month and joins Barry Sanders (1989), Edgerrin James (1999), Mike Anderson (2000) and Kareem Hunt (2017) as the only rookies to win the award.

In four games in October, Watson was 77-for-124 passing (62.1%) for 1,171 yards, 16 touchdowns, five interceptions and a 116.0 passer rating. He also ran for 145 yards on 21 carries (6.9 avg.) and one touchdown. Watson’s 16 passing touchdowns in October are the most ever by a rookie in a calendar month in NFL history (Dan Marino is second with 11 in October 1983) and the second-most by any player in October in NFL history. Only three players in NFL history have had more passing touchdowns in a calendar month than Watson this past month: Tom Brady (20) in October 2007, Peyton Manning (19) in November 2004, Manning (19) in December 2013 and Tony Romo (17) in November 2007.

Watson was the only quarterback in the NFL with a passer rating above 100 in each of his team’s game in October. He is also the first player in NFL history to throw four-or-more touchdowns in three separate games in the month of October and the fourth player in NFL history to throw four-or-more touchdowns in three separate games of any calendar month. Watson has recorded three games with four-or-more passing touchdowns this season (all in October), joining Fran Tarkenton (1961) as the only rookies to do so in NFL history, and extended his rookie-record to four straight games with three-or-more passing touchdowns (all in October).

And he’s ours, Houston. Deshaun Watson is all ours.