The mark of any great quarterback is his ability to put his team in the position to win at the end of a game. For
Putting your team within one score is exactly what every team in the NFL wants in their quarterback. Watson simply does not let his team get blown out. The Texans utilizing a great defense that features J.J. Watt certainly helps, but the fact that Watson has maintained this ridiculous pace during not only his time in the NFL, but also while quarterbacking Clemson, demonstrates that Watson is the future of the quarterback position.
Still not convinced Watson is an elite quarterback? Take a look at his performance in prime time this year:
Deshaun Watson Primetime Stats this season— Captain Kangaroo Pimp (@mccauley318) December 24, 2018
1,118 passing yards 10 passing touchdowns 1 rushing touchdown 1 interception. 4-0 average margin of victory 11.5
The anti-Kirk Cousins!
Prior to the season, there were concerns that Watson would be unable to return to his prior form following surgery to repair his torn ACL. Those concerns persisted during Houston's 0-3 start. However, Watson has clearly shown that he is back and better than ever.
The AFC playoffs will be hyper-competitive this year, but do not sleep on Watson and the Texans. He'll certainly keep it close.