After an outstanding start to his NFL career, the season for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson will be coming to an early end. As reported by Ian Rapoport, Watson suffered a torn ACL on Thursday in practice doing a non-contact drill, and is scheduled to miss the remainder of his rookie season.
In seven games, Watson has thrown for 1,699 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions, with a passer rating of 103.0. Drafted by Houston in the first round, the front office had high hopes for Watson coming into 2017. In all the games Watson has played in this season, he has been quite impressive, as he was likely emerging as a favorite to win Rookie of the Year. Coming out of Clemson, there was a lot of hype surrounding him on draft day, and that certainly translated on the field.
After a tough recent loss to the Seattle Seahawks in week eight, this was not the news that Houston was looking forward to, especially considering the Texans are in the midst of a tight race within the AFC South.
Considering backup Tom Savage has remained underwhelming, it has been reported that the Houston Texans will sign Matt McGloin. If the Texans have any shot at the playoffs this year, something amazing will need to spark from McGloin (which is much easier said than done).
Adding Watson to the list of players that are within the 2018 Comeback Player of the Year race is quite the burden, as the franchise has gone on to lose multiple stars since the start of the season. Our best wishes are with Watson, who will immediately undergo the necessary procedure in order to work his way back onto the field next year.
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