Following a peculiar offseason for the Houston Texans, there were mounting questions regarding Deshaun Watson and his desire to return to the team when his contract expires following the 2020 NFL season. Luckily, Watson calmed some of those potential tensions with some illuminating comments Friday.
Watson sounds as excited as ever play with a deep wide receiving corps that consists of speedsters Brandin Cooks, Will Fuller, and Kenny Stills, along with veteran slot Randall Cobb. "For us to get a couple of guys to come in and be able to help us produce and play a lot of football, not just to elevate their game, but our game as a whole organization as a whole offense and as a quarterback, I'm very excited about it. I'm looking forward to it," he said via the Houston Chronicle.
But what about those tricky negitiations?
"It’s definitely good. It’s exciting for all of us," he said. "Only time will tell, but we’re going to do everything we can to make sure it’s on the right track. We’re going to win a lot of games and championships while we continue to figure out that side of the business, too.”
Well, if you're a Texans fan, that outlook has got to be received as good news.
The Texans also have Pro Bowl tackle Laremy Tunsil locked down for four years, protecting Watson's blind side for the foreseeable future. He will also get to play with former All-Pro running back David Johnson, who has a lot to prove in 2020. Johnson's pressure is especially high, as he was traded for star receiver DeAndre Hopkins in an extremely controversial deal this offseason.
The Texans have a franchise quarterback on their hands in Watson. He is already their best quarterback in franchise history, and will give him the best shot at winning a championship in the years ahead. Getting this extension done should be their one and only priority, and there's no reason to believe that things aren't on track.