Somebody is going to lose their job over not drafting Deshaun Watson. That is, of course, if they haven’t already.
For all the question marks that surrounded his ability to play quarterback at the NFL level, he’s answered them with some of the best quarterback play in the NFL this season.
For as good as he’s been on the field, it’s what he is doing for the community that will give the Texans comfort when it comes time to sign him long-term. Watson isn’t only throwing touchdown passes, he’s giving back and helping those in need.
After donating his first NFL paycheck to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, he could have checked a box and moved on.
Instead, he decided to partner with Habitat For Humanity to help furnish the home of 176 families affected by the flooding.
Notably, Watson was the recipient of the charitable works done by Warrick Dunn. The former NFL running back has done wonders for the community, and helped give Watson and his family a new home back in 2006 when Watson was only 11-years old.
It’s hard to say that a first round selection was “the steal of the draft.” But after the kind of start Watson has had on the field, and what he is doing off the field, the 12th overall selection might prove to be just that.