Deshaun Watson offers high praise for Kelly Bryant

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson runs for a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
AP Photo/Gary Landers

Deshaun Watson, currently the starting quarterback for the Houston Texans, capped a storied career as a Clemson Tiger with a national championship in January. With Watson no longer available, his backup, Kelly Bryant, is under the microscope as Clemson’s starting quarterback.

In two-plus games in that role, Bryant’s performed well, and in the first half of Saturday’s game at No. 14 Louisville he led the Tigers to more than 330 yards of total offense. And when one viewer tweeted that Bryant reminded him of Watson, the latter chimed in with his own thought on his replacement.

In addition to last season’s national title, Watson led Clemson to two ACC titles, won ACC Player of the Year in 2015 and was the runner-up to Louisville’s Lamar Jackson in last year’s Heisman Trophy voting. If Bryant were to live up to Watson’s tweet, that would be a highly impressive thing to do.

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