What Deshaun Watson’s injury means for the Texans and the rest of the NFL

The NFL world suffered a devastating loss to its 2017 season when it was reported that Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson tore his ACL in practice. Watson had not only saved the Texans, but he became the biggest sensation in the NFL.

In his seven games played, Watson put up record-breaking numbers, and he was well on his way to snap even more. He was completing nearly 62 percent of his passes for 1,699 yards, as well as 19 touchdowns against eight picks. Only Carson Wentz — an MVP candidate — had as many. Watson was on pace for 43 touchdown passes; the rookie record is 26.

With Watson out, things not only change for the Texans, but there will be a ripple effect throughout the NFL with half a season to go.

The Houston offense isn’t going to look nearly the same

It doesn’t matter who the Texans decide to put under center. He won’t be able to replicate what Watson did, period. Tom Savage has shown in his small sample that the Texans offense is mediocre at best with him at quarterback — it’s why Watson got a chance in the first place.

It really didn’t make sense to start the season with Savage. The Texans traded up to draft Watson, who was

Article source: https://www.sbnation.com/2017/11/3/16600512/deshaun-watson-injury-bill-obrien-texans-jaguars-titans

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