The Houston Texans notably selected former Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Although Watson came off the board to the Texans at No. 12 overall, it appears as though the AFC South franchise will be sticking with fellow quarterback Tom Savage under center — for now at least.
As a result, the 21-year-old Watson believes that he will still be ready once his time finally arrives.
“Honestly, whenever Coach [Bill O’Brien] and the coaches feel like I’m ready to go [I’ll be ready],” Watson recently said, via NFL Network. “The team feels like they can operate with me behind the wheel and being the quarterback. It’s gonna take time, it’s gonna be a process, really no rush. Just kinda taking it one day at a time, and whenever that time comes, I’ll be ready.”
A collegiate standout at Clemson, the up-and-coming signal caller notably spent three seasons with the Tigers en route to producing 10,168 passing yards alongside 90 touchdowns and 32 interceptions.
“Tremendous leader and winner,” read Watson’s NFL.com draft profile. “Good pocket posture with quiet upper body. Good pocket mobility and doesn’t show much panic when pocket gets noisy. Sacked just 32 times over his last 1,181 drop-backs. Willing to stand in and deliver the ball against rib-wreckers on a clear path for him. Has history of clutch play in big games and big moments. Averaged 472 yards of total offense with eight total touchdowns and one interception in his two championship appearances against Alabama. Throws with anticipation and touch. Fires hips through throws for improved drive velocity into tight windows.”