Less than 24 hours after the Astros won their first World Series ever, Houston already has a problem. Cheesy, I know. But Texans rookie QB Deshaun Watson has a torn ACL, and is out for the remainder of the season.
The Texans have been 3-4 with Watson this season, and replacing the probable Rookie of the Year candidate won’t be easy. Watson has 19 touchdown passes in seven games, 16 of which came in the last four. He’s already impressing opposing QBs like Russell Wilson, who said that Watson should win ROY after his Seahawks beat the Texans.
The most tragic side note to this story? Today before he sustained the injury in practice, Watson became the first rookie QB to be named AFC’s Offensive Player of the Month.
Minor setback for a major comeback.
We’ve all seen what’s possible, can’t wait to see what’s next. With you every step of the way 4.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) November 2, 2017
Watson joins teammate and Houston hero J.J. Watt on the sidelines, meaning the Texans are now without both their best offensive and defensive players. Backup QB Tom Savage will attempt to fill his shoes; he’s never thrown a touchdown in the NFL.
The celebrations were fun while they lasted, Houston.