As he enters his second NFL season, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson will be working to remain healthy after his rookie year was cut short because of a torn ACL in his right knee. That ended a campaign that provided a glimpse into what could be a bright future for the former Clemson standout.
That doesn’t mean that Watson won’t have his doubters among both fans and media members. One critic in particular is FOX Sports Radio host Ben Maller, who believes that it is unlikely that Watson will have a long-term career in the league:
— FOX Sports Radio (@FoxSportsRadio) June 11, 2018
Maller’s argument is that Watson’s dual-threat tendencies — coupled with his previous injury history in both college and in the NFL — are foreshadowing for more to come. However, Watson wasn’t taking the criticism sitting down.
Lol Clown! https://t.co/9BfWrTt6Yo
— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) June 12, 2018
If there’s one person that’s proven himself, it’s Watson. While he may have some way to go to show that he can be a capable NFL starter over the course of a full season, this is a player that you simply can’t count out.