Deshaun Watson: I know for sure I’ll be back next season

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Deshaun Watson knows what the next few months entail. He tore the ACL in his left knee during his freshman season at Clemson, returning to the field five months later.

“There’s no timeline from ACLs,” Watson said Tuesday, via Mark Berman of Fox26. “People give you five, six, seven, eight months to come back. It’s just whenever we feel it’s right. But I know for sure I’ll be back next season.”

Watson tore the ACL in his right knee in practice Nov. 2. He had surgery six days later.

The Texans are 1-6 since Watson’s injury, with Tom Savage and T.J. Yates replacing him.

“For me not to be out there, it always burns me,” Watson said. “But at the same time, I kind of look at it in a positive way where I can sit back and see it as a fan and from a coach’s perspective.”

Watson recently tweeted his support for Bill O’Brien and reiterated that he hopes the Texans keep the coach despite the team’s struggles this season.

“Just being real and showing how I feel,” Watson said. “That saying, ‘If it’s not broke, why fix it.'”

20 responses to “Deshaun Watson: I know for sure I’ll be back next season

  1. “Watson recently tweeted his support for Bill O’Brien and reiterated that he hopes the Texans keep the coach despite the team’s struggles this season.”

    Pats fan here. I think it’d be stupid to move on from O’Brian. He has shown what he can do with competent teams. He was a more than decent OC for the Pats, taking them to a SB, and w/a decent QB the Texans were going to the playoffs, likely winning the division, possibly securing the 2nd seed in the AFC, maybe even going to or winning the SB. Yes, the Texans were for real.

  2. I’ve been saying this for years – the QB teams want is the guy who takes charge in the final 2 minutes when the fate of the universe is on the line, and the few times I’ve seen Watson on TV he does just that, especially in the NC game against an unbeaten Alabama team in the last 2 minutes.

    If Houston gets some people to protect him they will be trouble.

    Pats fan

  3. Yeah, they desperately need help on the O line and secondary. And no picks until the 3rd round.
    Texans have been burned signing FAs in the past and don’t like to go that route, but they’ll need to play the market this year whether they like it or not.

  4. This guy was “Must watch football”. In fantasy football I have Hopkins, and I had Fuller earlier in the season. Due to having players on fantasy I tuned into Texan’s games. The games he played were probably the most entertaining games of the year. No joke.

    My favorite game of the year was the Texans vs. The Seahawks. An instant classic of a shootout type game. I hope Watson comes back to that level. Such a fun player to watch.

  5. People comparing Watson to RG3 don’t watch football. RG3 was a running QB. Once he injured and then reinjured the knee, his burst wasn’t the same. On top of that the guy was a cancer in the locker room.

    Watson on the other hand is an elusive passing QB that sometimes runs but is more effective in the pocket. He plays much more like Rodgers than RG3.

    The offensive line comment though is much more salient and without a #1 or #2 this year its going to be tough to fix.

  6. hang3xc says:
    December 20, 2017 at 2:03 am
    “Watson recently tweeted his support for Bill O’Brien and reiterated that he hopes the Texans keep the coach despite the team’s struggles this season.”

    Pats fan here. I think it’d be stupid to move on from O’Brian. He has shown what he can do with competent teams. He was a more than decent OC for the Pats, taking them to a SB, and w/a decent QB the Texans were going to the playoffs, likely winning the division, possibly securing the 2nd seed in the AFC, maybe even going to or winning the SB. Yes, the Texans were for real.
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    O’Brien seems to be a decent coach but I really wonder if he’d have put Watson back in the game so soon after the hit that Savage took against the 49ers. He said he didn’t see the hit or Savage’s reaction and trusted the doc’s who checked him out(as he probably should). Maybe he needs to check out his sideline doc’s.

  7. Watson is good but he won’t be bad enough to be able to beat and dethrone those upstart Jacksonville Jaguars … The new Kings of the South !!! Welcome to ” Saxsonville ” !!!

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