In the first round of the NFL draft last night, the Houston Texans traded up to select Quarterback Deshaun Watson of Clemson.
Lord knows we've needed a winning quarterback, and he just might be the one. In his sophomore season, Watson led his team to the National Championship (4,104 passing yards, 35 passing touchdowns; 1,105 rushing yards, including 12 scores) and won the Davey O'Brien and Payton Manning Awards as the nation's top quarterback. Watson didn't take home as much hardware in 2016, but he still led Clemson to a national title while garnering second-team All-American honors (4,593 yards, 41 TDs, 17 INTs, 67.0 completion pct; 629 yards, nine TDs rushing).
Houston GM Rick Smith and Coach Bill O'Brien both say Watson will start the season as backup to Tom Savage, but there is obviously hope that he has the stuff to take over and lead the Texans to glory.