Clemson football fans will be able to watch former QB Deshaun Watson in the Pro Bowl this weekend. That’s something Tiger fans have never been able to say.
Former Clemson football quarterback Deshaun Watson will be the first Tiger quarterback to play in a Pro Bowl this coming weekend.
The Houston Texans gunslinger was named a Pro-Bowler as a replacement to New England Patriots’ QB Tom Brady since Brady will play in the Super Bowl a little more than a week from now.
Watson will join Pat Mahomes (Kansas City Chief) and Andrew Luck (Indianapolis Colts) as part of the quarterbacks representing the AFC. Philip Rivers of the LA Chargers is injured and won’t be able to participate.
Deshaun Watson finished the 2018 season completing 345 of 505 attempts (68.3 percent) for 4,165 yards and 26 touchdowns to nine interceptions.
He led the Texans to an AFC South Championship before losing to the Colts in the first-round of the NFL playoffs.
I know that a lot of people were disappointed with Watson’s performance in the playoffs, but you have to give him credit with what he was able to do this year. I think we should also keep in mind that he’s just a second-year player and is already being relied upon to lead a franchise.
There are very few players that could handle that type of responsibility.
When you factor in the fact that he may have been playing behind the worst- at the very least one of the worst- offensive lines in the league, I think it really shows that he had a successful body of work for the 2018 season.
Does Watson still have a ways to go?
Sure. But, there’s no doubting his work ethic. I expect him to get better this offseason and play at an ever higher level next year.
For now, though, it’s cool to see Watson honored with the Pro Bowler tag. It’s the first of many to come.