Deshaun Watson tears ACL

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On Friday, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com relayed comments from Savage about his mindset as he attempts to fill the void left by one of the NFL's top playmakers from the first half of the 2017 season.

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson's sensational rookie campaign has been cut short.

Savage's return under center for the Texans means a downgrade for the fantasy outlooks of DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller, Lamar Miller, and any other skill players on Houston's roster.

He finishes his rookie season completing 61.8% of his passes for 1,699 yards and 19 touchdowns to just eight interceptions.


Head coach Bill O'Brien chose to start Deshaun Watson for the second half and bench Savage. The rest of the season, however, he has been on fire and shown that he is a future National Football League star for years to come. In his first career start against North Carolina he threw a school record six touchdown passes, then he had four more (two rushing and two passing) the next week against NC State.

Watson tore his other ACL in 2014 while he was at Clemson, and actually played with it in a game against SC.

The injury comes less than a week after Watson's best game of his young season. The team is having lots of bad luck this season as lot of players are out with injury, including star defensive end J.J. Watt. He was tied for the league lead with 19 touchdown passes and had gained almost 2,000 total yards (1,699 passing and 269 rushing).

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