Watson isn't sure if he'll be the Week 1 starter, ESPN.com'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 a supporting cast on offense led by running back Lamar Miller and wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller.

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