Watson tore his ACL in practice Thursday, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. The team is having lots of bad luck this season as lot of players are out with injury, including star defensive end J.J. Watt. Then he suffered an injury during the Georgia Tech game.
As a freshman with the Tigers, Watson tore his left ACL towards the end of the season but was still able to play on it and helped lead Clemson to a win over SC.
He had 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions on the year after his Week 8 performance against the Seattle Seahawks, which saw Watson throw for 402 yards and four touchdowns. I see today he was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month for October. The Texans then traded up in the draft to take Watson 12th overall in the NFL Draft.
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With Watson ruled out indefinitely and needing surgery, the Texans will have to rely on Savage to be the starter.
Houston Texans rookie Deshaun Watson wrote a letter Friday afternoon, addressing his season-ending ACL tear. Under his guidance, the Texans had scored 30 or more points in five straight games to set a franchise record.
Now with his brilliant season cut short, the Texans will look to Savage to salvage this injury-filled year and try to reach the playoffs for the third straight season.
I guess the Texans felt like they needed to add another veteran quarterback, because they're also signing T.J. Yates, who of course spent time in Houston earlier in his career.