Deshaun Watson receives an apology from J.J. Watt
Clemson football fans have been disappointed with the Houston Texans’ dealing of QB Deshaun Watson and how they’ve gone about building around him since drafting him back in 2017.
Deshaun Watson- who finished the 2020 season as the passing yards champion of the NFL and had one of the best individual years we’ve seen from a quarterback- had an absolutely abysmal year as far as his team is concerned.
Despite the Texans not holding a first-round pick, the team finished with just a 4-12 record that is good enough for the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, the franchise traded away that pick well before the season ever began and it now belongs to the Miami Dolphins.
The result? nothing more than a wasted year for one of the bright up-and-coming quarterbacks in the game.
Watson’s teammate J.J. Watt recognized just how big of a waste this year was for the new face of the Texans organization and found the quarterback to apologize after the final loss of the year to the Titans.
Deshaun Watson has been wasted by the Texans so far and that has to change now
Watson is one of the best quarterbacks in the league and he proved it this season, completing 70.2 percent of his passes for a league-leading 4,823 yards with 33 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. He threw for more than 300 yards in 10 games this year.
J.J. Watt recognized the greatness that we’ve all already seen in Watson and knows the Texans can do better.
“I’m sorry man,” Watt said following the Texans’ final loss. “We wasted one of your years. I’m sorry. I mean, we should have 11 wins.”
The Texans signed Watson to a four-year deal worth $156 million earlier this year and, as a result, he’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
It’s time for the franchise to begin building around him and making changes- especially to that defense- to get better and become a legitimate contender.