The Houston Texans was the team with balls enough to take Deshaun Watson
The Houston Texans trade up in the draft to finally get their quarterback in Deshaun Watson in this year’s NFL draft.
Deshaun Watson’s emotional evening culminated in the 12th overall selection of Thursday night’s first round.
But as expected, the hard work is just beginning.
Despite sacrificing nearly all of their high-end draft capital in 2018 to clear out the quarterback room and make the trade up to get Watson, the Texans are insisting that Tom Savage is still Houston’s starting quarterback.
“We’ve said all along that we feel comfortable with Tom Savage,” Texans general manager Rick Smith told NFL Network’s James Palmer on NFL Total Access after the first round of the draft on Thursday night. “Tom Savage, in this offense, knows how to operate this offense. So that’s our expectation. Deshaun comes in and learns. I think he has some things to improve on. But we’re in a good situation where we do feel good about Tommy at the position. We’ll let Deshaun come in and learn, compete and do all those things we do at every other position on the football team.”
This whole draft has got to be the weirdest one I’ve seen maybe ever. The feeling for me was that besides Mitch, Deshaun Watson was going to be the next QB for an NFL team to overreach. It wasn’t so much of a surprise that he went 12th but that Mahomes went in front of him. To me, the Watson pick was the best of the bunch. He absolutely has accuracy issues but the man was a proven winner and I would take that over a guy who was at Texas Tech. I just cannot take a quarterback from that school in the first round.