Deshaun Watson named AFC offensive player of the month, NFL offensive rookie of the month

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Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is taking the NFL by storm in his rookie season, and he’s just added a couple more honors to his résumé.

Watson was named both the AFC’s offensive player of the month and the NFL’s offensive rookie of the month for October.

That was an easy choice: In four games in October, Watson completed 77 of 124 passes for 1,171 yards, with 16 touchdowns and five interceptions. He added 21 carries for 145 yards and a touchdown rushing.

The Texans’ offense was awful in Week One with Tom Savage at the helm, but with Watson the offense has exploded, and the Texans lead the league in scoring since he’s been their starter. He’s not just the offensive player of the month and the rookie of the month. He’s a candidate for league MVP.

7 responses to “Deshaun Watson named AFC offensive player of the month, NFL offensive rookie of the month

  1. The Texans’ offense was awful in Week One with Tom Savage at the helm, but with Watson the offense has exploded………

    and the quarterback is not that important??? (per the Browns) ….

  2. Houston will own the AFC South for years to come. The Jags and Titans will compete for wildcard spots. The Colts may well become the worst team in the NFL.

  3. nhpats

    Your wrong, The Texans will not own the AFC South for years to come, yes Watson is a good young QB , but the Jaguars Defense and Running game are better than the Texans, that will allow them to beat the Texans. Also the Titans are a better overall team than the Texans are rite now. Jaguars will get a legit QB this offseason and then the Jags will take over … Go Jags !!!

  4. Well deserved! But can someone please explain to me why the Texans would trade Duane Brown? I know there was some kind of contact dispute, but if you have a potential franchise QB, wouldn’t you want to do anything possible to keep him protected? As an Eagles fan, I was sick when we lost our Pro Bowl left tackle to a season-ending injury. Guys like mean so much to a young QB and they just can’t be replaced. I’m curious what the feeling was among Texan’s fans after the trade.

  5. Brown forced his way out of Houston. Early on in his holdout I hoped they could find a way to keep him, but after he publically called out McNair it was obvious he wanted to be anywhere but Houston. Not sure about his reasons, maybe he just wanted to go somewhere he had a chance at a ring.

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