deshaun watson-houston texans SEATTLE, WA – OCTOBER 29: Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans warms up on the field before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on October 29, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Deshaun Watson is something else.

The Houston Texans rookie had himself yet another incredible afternoon Sunday, even as his team fell short in an instant-classic 41-38 loss to the Seahawks. Watson threw for 402 yards on 30 pass attempts, with four touchdowns (and three interceptions, the last of which coming on a desperation heave), with numerous highlight plays along the ways. Here are some stats to sum up how good Watson was on Sunday and has been all season:

  • He became the first rookie quarterback in the Super Bowl era with 400-plus yards and four or more scores in a game.
  • He also became the first ever quarterback (rookie or otherwise) with 400-plus yards passing, four or more scores AND 55 rushing yards in a game.
  • Sunday marked the fourth straight game in which he had thrown for at least three scores, which extends his rookie record.
  • He became only the fourth ever rookie to have four games of three or more touchdowns, joining Peyton Manning, Marcus Mariota and Dak Prescott.
  • He became only the second ever rookie to have three games of four or more touchdowns, joining Fran Tarkenton.
  • He has thrown 19 touchdowns on the season, surpassing Kurt Warner’s record for most even through the first seven games of a player’s career.

In case you’re more into visual depictions of greatness, here’s Watson’s first quarter touchdown pass over Earl Thomas and the vaunted Seahawks secondary:

Here’s his second touchdown pass, another long-distance rifle:

His third touchdown pass went for only two yards, yet it might have been his best play of the day:

For his fourth touchdown, we’ll admit, Watson owes some credit to DeAndre Hopkins.

Of course, Watson wasn’t perfect Sunday, and his three interceptions certainly hurt the Texans. Meanwhile, Russell Wilson was comparably incredible, and Seattle eventually eked out a win on a Wilson strike to Jimmy Graham with only 21 seconds remaining.

Still, it was impossible not to watch Sunday’s game and come away thinking that Deshaun Watson is a freaking superstar.

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