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Deshaun Watson | Quarterback | #4

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/14/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 1 (12) / HOU
Contract: view contract details

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Deshaun Watson completed his only attempt in the Texans' preseason opener.
Watson was only in for one series, and his only attempt was a four-yard gain by Bruce Ellington. His health is the only concern right now, however, and getting even one series in the preseason opener is a great sign. Regression is certainly coming, but Watson is still an upside QB1. Aug 9 - 9:30 PM

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Deshaun Watson participated in team drills on Thursday.

Watson's injury news continues to be universally positive. At this point, it looks like he will receive preseason reps. Watson is an overdraft candidate after he posted unsustainable rate stats as a rookie, but he will still be a quarterback with week-winning upside every time he takes the field.
Jul 26 - 9:45 PM

Deshaun Watson (knee) avoided the PUP list.

Watson's status for training camp was never in doubt. It remains to be seen if Watson has lost any explosiveness after suffering his second ACL tear in four years, but if the 22-year-old is able to return to his pre-injury form, he'll be an elite fantasy QB. Watson is featured on the cover of the recently released Rotoworld Draft Guide.
Jul 25 - 1:11 PM

Deshaun Watson (knee) expects to be "full go" for Texans training camp next week.

"I feel great," Watson said on NFL Network. "I’m getting ready for next week when we report to The Greenbrier; I’m going to be full-go." Long billed as "ahead of schedule," Watson was spotted without a brace in minicamp. The Texans are not going to take any risks with their franchise player, but it is looking like he will see preseason reps.
Jul 19 - 9:54 PM

Deshaun Watson (knee) won’t change his style of play this season.

This falls with comments from Houston’s coaching staff. The Texans want Watson to be smarter about his runs, but aren’t going to limit him to the pocket after last year’s ACL injury. Watson was cleared for individual drills at OTAs and is on track in his rehab. Barring setbacks, he should be ready for training camp.
Source: Daily Press
Jul 1 - 10:25 AM

Deshaun Watson (knee) said he is "right where [he needs] to be" in his rehab.

Watson tore his ACL in November. "The knee is doing good," Watson said. "For the nine-week goal we put in from the beginning [of the offseason program], I'm pretty much where I wanted to be." Watson has yet to participate in 11-on-11 drills, but he was spotted practicing without a brace on Tuesday. Barring a setback, he will be ready for camp.
Jun 14 - 8:58 AM

Deshaun Watson (knee) was spotted without a brace in Tuesday's minicamp session.

It's yet another positive development in Watson's recovery. Watson has remained limited to individual drills but barring a setback, it appears he will be ready to rock when training camp opens late next month.
Jun 12 - 4:18 PM

The Texans don't plan to scale back Deshaun Watson's running this season.

"You never want to take that away, his instincts, ability to make plays," QB coach Sean Ryan said. "You just want to make sure you’re hitting the points of when it’s smart to do those things and when it’s not." Watson has looked "like his usual self" during individual work and 7-on-7 drills. The Texans spent the offseason designing their offense around Watson and have added packages from Clemson's spread scheme. It's possible Watson loses some speed coming off ACL surgery, but the Texans aren't going to limit him to the pocket. Watson has a chance to be fully cleared for training camp.
Jun 9 - 12:06 PM

The Houston Chronicle considers Deshaun Watson (knee) "ahead of schedule" in his rehab.

It's really only news when a player is behind schedule, but Watson was drawing glowing reports for his work on Tuesday. Watson participated in both 7-on-7 drills and individual work and reportedly "threw well." Watson himself said his knee feels great, and that he isn't worried about physically trusting it as he completes his return. Perhaps Watson will be babied in the early days of training camp but there is a chance he's 100 percent right from the start.
May 22 - 2:18 PM

Deshaun Watson (knee) is throwing during individual drills at OTAs.

Watson will not participate in team drills, but this is a positive step in his recovery from a torn ACL. Coach Bill O'Brien said Watson is "on schedule to participate in training camp."
May 22 - 12:20 PM

Speaking on Good Morning Football, Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Deshaun Watson (ACL) is "on schedule to participate in training camp."

It is not a surprise considering O'Brien said Watson could end up getting in some work during OTAs, but it is still good news. Coming off an early-November ACL tear, it looks like Watson will be 100 percent well before Week 1. He carries some injury risk, but Watson also carries No. 1 overall quarterback upside.
May 14 - 8:41 AM

Deshaun Watson promised "my game's not changing" despite coming off a torn ACL.

"Whatever you [saw] last year is going to be the same, if not better," Watson said. "I've dealt with adversity before, had injuries before. I didn't let that slow me down. It just changed my attitude about the game. A lot of people would think that I'd come back hesitant, but I'm going to make sure I come back more forceful and with a stronger and more intense attitude." Coach Bill O'Brien has retooled the playbook to cater to Watson's strengths. Watson's 9.3% touchdown rate would have easily been the best in the league had he qualified; he tossed 19 touchdowns across seven games (six starts). He should be full-go for training camp.
Apr 18 - 9:56 AM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien told PFT Live Deshaun Watson (knee) could get in some work during OTAs.

"I like where he is right now. I don’t think he’ll be able to do much on the field in the beginning of the offseason program. By the time OTAs roll around he may be able to do a few things." This isn't the first time the Texans have suggested Watson could get in limited OTA reps. Watson is five months removed from ACL surgery, but he's recovering ahead of schedule. Even if the Texans hold him out all offseason, Watson is on track for training camp.
Source: PFT Live
Apr 4 - 6:15 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Deshaun Watson (ACL) is ahead of schedule.

Everyone is ahead of schedule at this point in the offseason, but the good news is better than the alternative. O'Brien said he is not sure what Watson will be able to do during the offseason program, but it sounds like he will at least get in some work. Watson should be ready to go well before Week 1.
Mar 27 - 10:59 AM

Deshaun Watson resumed running on Monday as part of his rehab from last November's torn ACL.

The Texans say Watson is ahead of schedule, and NFL Network reported Watson is expected to be on the field at OTAs, further indicating a so-far-fast recovery. Watson tore his right ACL on November 2 after tearing his left ACL in 2014 at Clemson. Watson was sensational as a rookie, outscoring all fantasy quarterbacks by a whopping six points per game in his Weeks 2-8 run as a starter.
Feb 5 - 4:49 PM

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