Every Team That Passed On Deshaun Watson In The Draft Should Hate Themselves

Bryan Brandom
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Though the Houston Texans fell to the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, it’s hard not to be happy for the team that entered the season starving for their first year of good quarterback play since … uh, ever.

For the second week in a row, Deshaun Watson tied the rookie quarterback record by accounting for five touchdowns.

Three of his scores, including a garbage-time touchdown as time expired, went to DeAndre Hopkins, who after the game was asked about what impresses him about Watson.

“His composure,” the Pro Bowler said. “We were down however much we were down and he was sitting on the sideline rallying guys up, telling us we need to go out here and work on something or let’s try to score every time we touch the ball.”

In addition to great speed and a perhaps better arm, Watson has the innate ability to avoid pocket pressure to extend plays, all while protecting the football.

From his team’s near upset of the New England Patriots in Week 3:

Watson was selected 12th overall by the Texans in this year’s draft, the third QB to go. All 11 teams to pass on him should be kicking themselves.

“Just keep fighting,” Watson said of the lesson he’d learned in defeat. “Keep the energy, keep the leadership up with the guys. The game is never over until the fourth quarter and the clock hits zero zero.”