Deshaun Watson has passed all tests so far

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The Texans drafted Deshaun Watson as their quarterback of the future. The former Clemson star has passed all the tests so far.

He’s doing good,” Bill O’Brien said via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “For a rookie coming in here, he’s spent a lot of time. He’s studying hard. He has great questions. He has good answers to the questions when we kind of quiz them every morning. I’ve been impressed with all three [quarterbacks]. It’s a good room, and he’s working hard.”

Watson, who threw for 9,201 yards and 83 touchdowns in his college career, has so far handled the expectations of being a first-round pick and a future franchise quarterback. He quietly has gone about his business, watching and learning from Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden.

“I think any time you come in as a rookie at this level, it’s going to be hard on you,” cornerback Johnathan Joseph said in quotes distributed by the team. “Obviously, the spotlight is going to be on you. But I think overall he’s come in, been quiet, all ears, been learning, paying attention, and I think this is a great veteran team so guys are definitely trying to help him out as much as we can.”

7 responses to “Deshaun Watson has passed all tests so far

  1. Passed tests? I was under the impression the tests are given out on Sunday. I want to see him pass the kind of tests Dak Prescott passed. I don’t remember anyone talking about Prescott last June.

  2. Future franchise? Can we pump the brakes just a little bit on this guy, he hasn’t even been hit yet or thrown a pass in the NFL. His accuracy was the big hit on him if we all remember. I still don’t think he’ll pan out as a franchise, but oh well, another overreaction from media types.

  3. Give him a break and no tonebones nobody was talking day because everybody thought romo was going to be the starter in June. Didn’t romo get hurt in the preseason?

  4. WoW! These comments are so negative and critical of Watson, who as a collegiate QB has accomplished more than half the starting QBs in the NFL. The Texans had no starting quality NFL QB on their roster before drafting Watson. Savage and Weeden have proven that they are not the answer. In three year as a starter, Watson has a CMP% rate of 67% this is a QB that drives the football down the field, the 17 INTs of last season could be attributed working in a WR in Mike Williams who was coming off an injury. Look at this QB’s big gameplay and he is as good if not better than any QB in the NFL at this moment. Watson development will be controlled by HC Bill O’Brien, will O’Brien adjust the playbook to help Watson ability to assimilate the new terminology. If Bill O’Brien mirrors what Dallas did with Dak Prescot then Watson will grow into this offense, but if Watson will struggle as would any rookie QB…..

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