As I was driving into work this morning, Mike Meltser teased an upcoming interview (which can now be found here) with MMQB’s Andy Benoit about Benoit’s assertion that Deshaun Watson faces more pressure entering the NFL as a rookie than any quarterback before him. Meltser was presumably referencing this tweet:
No QB has entered NFL with more pressure than Deshaun Watson. Jordan label, college reputation, SB-ready team, 2 first rounders spent on him— Andy Benoit (@Andy_Benoit) June 12, 2017
I’d respectfully disagree with Benoit’s assertion, but I can understand why he’d feel the way he did. Where do you stand? Is Houston’s 2017 first-round pick under the gun more than any other rookie QB ever has been?
Speaking of Benoit, he’s focusing on the AFC South at the moment, at least as it pertains to his tweets the last few days. Here are a few of his recent ruminations about your Houston Texans; feel free to give your two cents on any or all of ‘em in the space below.
Bill O’Brien has had a very short hook and vacillating approach to QBs as #Texans coach. Hard to see Watson not playing by OCT.— Andy Benoit (@Andy_Benoit) June 12, 2017
O’Brien scaled back his complex scheme to accommodate QBs last season. How much will he do that for Deshaun Watson?— Andy Benoit (@Andy_Benoit) June 12, 2017
Deshaun Watson not a very strong arm, but an excellent touch-passer. How will that translate to NFL?— Andy Benoit (@Andy_Benoit) June 12, 2017
O’Brien’s scheme doesn’t make natural use of mobile quarterbacking. O’Brien will have to do some adjusting.— Andy Benoit (@Andy_Benoit) June 12, 2017