Anyone who doesn’t know there’s just something special about Deshaun Watson clearly isn’t paying attention. In just a short 3.5 years in the NFL, Watson has generated highlight reels that take hours to fully digest. He already owns nearly every meaningful passing record in Texans history and has thrown the team onto his back, willing them to an impossible win more than a few times.
Now he has the distinct honor of becoming the only Texans quarterback to beat the New England Patriots twice in a row. With the second victory comes Watson’s nomination for Fed-Ex Air Player of the Week.
Deshaun Watson passed for 344 yards and 2 touchdowns with 0 interceptions for a 121.9 rating and added a rushing touchdown in the victory. He is the 5th quarterback to record 3games with at least 300 passing yards, 2 touchdown passes and 1 rushing touchdown in his first 4 seasons in NFL history, joining Daunte Culpepper (4 games), Josh Allen (3), Jeff Garcia (3) and Charley Johnson (3). Watson has at least 2 touchdown passes and a rating of 100-or-higher in 7 of his past 8 games.
As your Houston Texans had into Thursday’s Thanksgiving game against Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions, amidst a year we’d all love to forget, let’s take a minute and be thankful for Deshaun Watson. The current Texans might not have much to celebrate, but watching this man do his thing is something special indeed.