By Brien O’Donal
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The announcement came this morning that Deshaun Watson has claimed two more awards for the season, AFC Offensive Rookie of the Month and AFC Offensive Player of the Month. This after he was also named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 4.
I think everyone saw this coming. The kid has it. His stats in October were 77 of 124 for 1,171 yards with another 21 carries for 147 yards on the ground. He threw for 16 touchdown passes and ran for another on the way to making the Texans the number one scoring offense in the league.
I wasn’t sure I’d ever hear the Texans had the top scoring offense. Especially not this year when the offensive line is so bad. Watson has made that a non-issue. In fact, he gave the ownership enough leeway to move their best offensive tackle in a trade this week. That sort of thing only happens if a team has a quarterback so good he can win games regardless of who he’s playing with. Think Manning, Brady, Brees, and Rogers. He’s not on that level yet but it doesn’t look like it will be too long before he is.
Sports fans in Houston just watched the Astros win the World Series and with Watson becoming the newest fire-baller in town; they must be chomping at the bit to see him accomplish a similar feat for the Texans. There are 9 games left in the season and he is well on his way to racking up more awards, likely the Rookie of the Year Award. If he can get more pieces around him this offseason it won’t be long till he’s holding the most prestigious trophy, the Lombardi.