As the NFL Network continues releasing the identities of the players on its annual “Top 100” list, Texans fans awaited the appearance of their franchise quarterback. To the extent he has a ceiling, Deshaun Watson still has a ways to go before he approaches hitting it, yet I still found myself surprised that he didn’t fare better in this year’s rankings. You can watch the clip from NFL Network below.
"He got the MJ factor to him...he ballin' like he Jordan."@deshaunwatson has quickly gained respect from defenders around the league— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) July 27, 2019
: #NFLTop100 | Continues tonight (50-41) 9pm ET on NFL Network pic.twitter.com/3EFzyakNhk
So DW4 came in at No. 51. That struck me as foolish, and that opinion only got stronger when I saw that Baker Mayfield somehow came in a spot ahead of Watson. I reckon that’s erroneous for a host of reasons, some of which Colin Cowherd laid out in this clip:
“There is a new player in the NFL that is completely disrespected and his name is Deshaun Watson.”@ColinCowherd reacts to https://t.co/O7OS3lanl5 ranking Baker Mayfield ahead of Deshaun Watson pic.twitter.com/gO1LuQJQab— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) July 29, 2019
Understanding that anyone reading this is likely as biased as I am, what’s your reaction to the notion that Mayfield > Watson?