Seahawks Stars Praise Texans QB Deshaun Watson For Historical Game In Crushing Loss
It’s official–Deshaun Watson is for real. In the most exciting game of the NFL season against the Seahawks, the 22-year-old Texans rookie became the first player with 400-plus passing yards, four touchdowns, and 50-plus rushing yards in a single game. Watson also smashed Kurt Warner’s record by throwing 19 touchdowns through the first seven games of the season. And the Texans somehow lost, 41-38.
Watson’s opposing QB, Russell Wilson, had himself a career game as well. Russell posted his first 400-yard passing game since his career began in 2012–throwing for 453 yards–68 yards more than his previous best. The total combined offensive production for both teams on the day: 988 yards.
Following the game, Seahawks’ stars had high praise for the rookie QB.
“Deshaun Watson is special,” Wilson said after the game. “Go ahead and give him Rookie of the Year. He’s a great player.”
Richard Sherman was spotted embracing Watson after the game for a good long while. When asked by a reporter what he told him, Sherman said:
“I’ll tell you,” Sherman said. “‘You played the best game any quarterback has ever played against us, and we’ve played all the legends. I respect how you hung in there and kept battling and battling.’”
“My God, Houston’s so lucky. By next year he’s going to be a top-five quarterback in this league, and that includes the two big dogs [Brady and Rodgers]. He makes you dig to the deepest part of your competitive juices to beat him.”
That’s coming from a dude whose played Tom Brady three times and Aaron Rodgers five times.
[h/t SB Nation]