NFL Draft: Can Deshaun Watson win six Super Bowls?

Jan 9, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 9, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

Clemson football quarterback Deshaun Watson’s words on Good Morning Football caused quite a stir on Wednesday’s episode of Speak for Yourself. Since the airing of the  show, Watson was selected 12th overall by the Houston Texans on Thursday.

Co-host Colin Cowherd and Jason Whitlock had Jason McIntyre from Foxsports radio and NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter as guests on the show.

Colin Cowherd is always outspoken but on this episode of the show, Cris Carter and Jason Whitlock had the most to say about Watson.

Here’s what Watson said on Good Morning Football : “If I’m blessed to stay healthy and play for a while, man. I’m chasing the “GOAT,” Watson said. “I’m chasing Tom. I’m going six. That’s the big thing. I know it’s going to be tough-it’s going to be hard. I gotta have the right situation, have some luck on the way, but that’s what I’m chasing.”

Cowherd really liked Watson’s confidence.

"The Browns drafted Johnny Manziel because he got on the phone and said let’s wreck this league. I mean confidence go. Got him a job. You ask beautiful women. What do beautiful women always say? Nobody asked me out. The confident guys get the date with the pretty girls. So the bottom line is I’m sitting there and I’m like Trubisky, Deshaun Watson and DeShaun’s like you’re gonna regret it. I’m gonna be great. In the room that could sell me. That’s the little thing that could sell me."

Whitlock felt differently about Watson’s words. He even mentioned the dreaded Jordan crying faces from social media fame.

"It can scare me as well. We live in this era of social media. I can see a lot of Jordan crying faces over Deshaun Watson and these quotes that he’s saying, being used. I don’t get it. I don’t get it. You know just, look, go into the league quietly, exceed expectations don’t elevate expectations that perhaps. Who’s gonna be the next Tom Brady-Deshaun Watson? Nah, I don’t think so."

Carter thinks that Watson will be successful and has been quoted as saying that he is a better prospect than Carson Wentz and Jared Goff. But he was adamant that Watson should, in a sense, pump his brakes and take one step at a time.

"Stop. There is no team that kid is going to that he’s gonna win six Super Bowls."

"Look, I think Watson is going to be a successful player. As far as having confidence and everything, that has little to do as far as your success. Because that’s one thing, the football game he’s getting ready to play. He’s not familiar with. And like I tell young guys. You think that you know, but you don’t know what you don’t know. And when you know better, you will speak better and do better. Whitlock, you’re right, I don’t know any better right now he’s not chasing Tom. He’s chasing to try to get on a roster. Chase to try to be the starter, chase to try to be a team leader. I’m trying to be the best quarterback in my division. Then I’m trying to be the best quarterback in the NFC/AFC and then I’m trying to go after the league. You have to set your priorities. Get on the field first. It’s called TT. Get some Turf Time. Until you get some Turf Time. Shut your mouth."

Whitlock continued to express his disdain for Watson’s choice of words.

"You don’t have to be the ultimate millennial either. You don’t have to be delusional and no self-awareness. You don’t have to have a false confidence because that’s what this reads as, false confidence. It’s not even believable. Six Super Bowls? Tom Brady?"

Carter thinks that Watson should be confident, as most athletes are, but that confidence might not be welcomed by most owners.

"It’s totally different. You need to have some perspective, alright. Like don’t put yourself in the position that your words can be used against you. Realize you’re trying to get a job. Make yourself more employable to more of the teams not less of the teams, because every owner is not like you, every owner is not like us, alright. Most of them are pretty conservative, and they got no confidence like an athlete has confidence, so sometimes it doesn’t transfer over to, hey, I want this guy on my team."

See the video discussion below.

When I watch the video of Watson making that statement about six Super Bowls, I don’t see a braggadocious kid. I only see an enthusiastic kid who believes in himself and knows what he would love to accomplish. Plus winning a Super Bowl is a team goal, he never said he wanted to be a Super Bowl MVP.

All athletes have goals that they would love to achieve, and Watson is no exception. Even before he suited up for Clemson, he talked about playing in a National Championship game-something that he did twice in three years of college.

Most athletes don’t get an opportunity to win a title, much less, two chances. After the disappointing 45-40 loss to Alabama, Watson was able to confidently say, “And you’ll see us in Tampa next year.” It happened. And Clemson won 35-31 in the rematch with Bama.

Is it harsh to call him delusional? Maybe not. But he can “dream” and “believe” that he can be as great as Tom Brady. After all, he did say that he has to have the “right situation” and “luck” to make “six” a reality.

“I’m the best decision this organization has ever made.”

Whitlock referenced the crying Jordan meme which has become wildly known and used when athletes have disappointing results. This makes the second time that Michael Jordan has been mentioned along with Deshaun Watson.

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said that teams would be missing out on Jordan, if they passed on Watson in the draft.

Can he be a legend like Jordan or will he see Jordan crying faces?

It’s possible that he could be a legend and see the crying faces. Unfortunately, there is no legend in any sport that didn’t experience disappointments to get to the top.

All Watson has to do is ask Tom Brady himself. Wonder how disappointed Brady was when he was picked in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. I bet most people thought that Brady couldn’t even make an NFL team. Win a Super Bowl? Nah!!!

But five Super Bowls later, he is arguably known as the “GOAT.” And for anyone who doesn’t know what “GOAT” stands for, it means “Greatest Of All Time.”

How confident was the “GOAT,” when he was selected by the New England Patriots?

The sixth round pick was very confident. He looked Patriots owner Tom Kraft right in the eye and said, “I’m the best decision this organization has ever made.” Brady wasn’t even the outright starter at Michigan his senior year until after the fifth game, and he was only All-Big Ten honorable mention his final two seasons.

Maybe, Brady should have concentrated on making a roster, being a starter, being a team leader, winning a division, winning the AFC and then a Super Bowl. How delusional was he?

Deshaun Watson is already one of the best quarterbacks and winners in college football history. His 32-3 record as a starting quarterback says that he is and winning a National Championship, the ultimate prize in college football does too. So he comes to the league with a better resume than the “GOAT.”

Watson admires Tom Brady and understands that he is the best quarterback in the league, and he just wants to be the best himself and win.

Let’s face it, no one has won six Super Bowls, so he might not either. But a kid can dream.

How prophetic was Brady? You can make an argument for Bill Belichick, but he is the best decision that Kraft and the Patriots have made.

Hell, he might have to change that number to seven, because Brady hasn’t retired yet.