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Texans' Deshaun Watson: Not sure if he'll start immediately
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson isn't sure if he'll be the Week 1 starter,'s Jovan Buha reports. "I have no idea," said Watson. "That's up to the coaching staff. My job is to come in and learn the system, learn the organization and play my part."

Head coach Bill O'Brien said after the draft that Tom Savage is still considered the starting quarterback, reflecting O'Brien's preference for a veteran signal-caller to handle his complex offensive system. Watson still figures to get a shot at unseating the 27-year-old in a training camp battle, as Savage is a 2014 fourth-round selection who doesn't have much experience (92 career pass attempts) and was mediocre in a two-game stint as the starter last season. The Texans gave up a 2018 first-round pick for the right to move up 13 spots in the draft and select Watson at No. 12 overall. Boasting a ceiling and draft pedigree that vastly outweigh those of his competitor, Watson likely will make starts at some point in the season, if not from the get go. Whichever player earns the Week 1 starting role will be backed by an impressive defense, in addition to an offensive supporting cast led by running back Lamar Miller and wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller.

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Texans' Deshaun Watson: Signs with Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson signed a four-year, $13.85 million contract with the Texans, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Watson signed in time to take the field with teammates Friday at the team's rookie minicamp.

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Texans' Deshaun Watson: Taken by Houston in trade up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Texans selected Watson in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 12th overall.

They traded up from the 25th pick to make the selection, giving up their 2018 first-round pick in the process. Bill O'Brien is generally known as a coach who prefers, tall, heavy quarterbacks with strong arms, but Watson decisively cuts against that mold. He also cuts against the mold of the likes of Brock Osweiler and Tom Savage in the sense that he can actually throw a football at the NFL level. Watson might initially struggle as he adjusts to the speed of NFL defenses, but his unparalleled success at Clemson (97 total touchdowns in his last 30 games) and consecutive National Championship appearances imply that he's capable of adapting. It doesn't hurt that he'll have a very good group of pass catchers waiting for him in Houston. If Tom Savage is the only competition the Texans can muster, it's hard to imagine Watson anywhere but the starting lineup in Week 1. As a talented runner with plenty of surrounding help, Watson could make a surprisingly big fantasy impact as a rookie with a little luck.

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