It seemed like yesterday that people were worried about how Deshaun Watson would comeback after tearing his ACL. Suffering the knee injury in his rookie year, everyone was worried that someone as quick and elusive as Watson would be hampered by the injury for the rest of his career.
In the subsequent two years since suffering that injury, Watson has silenced those fears and has become a franchise QB for the Houston Texans. What he did against the Oakland Raiders today is going to be one for the highlight reel for the third-year QB.
In the red zone and down four with 6:35 to go in the fourth quarter, Watson was put under massive pressure. Arden Key was coming down Watson’s blind side and wrapped himself around the quarterback’s waist. But Watson was just too strong as he stayed upright, spun around, broke the tackle, and found Darren Fells in the end zone as Maxx Crosby was taking him down. The score put the Texans in the lead and they didn’t look back as they grabbed the 27-24 victory.
The reverse angle replay really shows how Watson was able to keep the play alive. He kept his legs moving on the play and if that can be done, he’s going to be tough to tackle.
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 27, 2019
Things weren’t all good for the Texans. Laremy Tunsil and JJ Watt were both injured and there’s fears that Watt could be out for a while. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Watt will have an MRI but initial fear is Watt has a torn pectoral muscle and if that’s true, Watt would be out for the rest of the season.