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The Houston Texans broke the financial institution to commerce up for Deshaun Watson on this yr’s draft, so it is probably a matter of when, not if, the rookie quarterback will earn the beginning job in 2017 – particularly with solely journeyman Tom Savage in his approach.

Nevertheless, Invoice O’Brien’s offense is notoriously troublesome to grasp – Watson is not any lock to be underneath middle in Week 1. The previous Clemson standout says he’ll know he is prepared when the top coach calls his quantity.

“Truthfully, every time Coach (O’Brien) and the coaches really feel like I am able to go (I will be prepared),” Watson advised NFL Community’s Alex Flanagan on Tuesday, in line with Conor Orr of NFL.com. “The group seems like they will function with me behind the wheel and being the quarterback. It is gonna take time, it is gonna be a course of, actually no rush. Simply kinda taking it in the future at a time, and each time that point comes, I will be prepared.”

The Texans are able to win now, boasting one of many league’s most dominant defenses together with robust offensive weapons in DeAndre Hopkins and Lamar Miller.

Throwing a rookie quarterback into the combination is a danger, however Watson’s arguably probably the most professional-prepared quarterback within the 2017 class, and Houston is inbuilt a approach that may shield a rookie pivot.