Three years ago at this time, Deshaun Watson was taking part in the NFL Combine.
Since then, he was drafted by the Texans, became the starter 30 minutes into Week 1 of that 2017 season, and guided Houston to AFC South titles each of the last two years. On Tuesday in Indianapolis, his head coach was asked if the Texans wanted to sign the quarterback and his left tackle Laremy Tunsil to an extension this offseason, and Bill O’Brien was very clear on Houston’s intentions.
“The sooner we can get some of those deals done, the better,” O’Brien said.
Watson’s started 31 combined games the last two seasons, and the Texans have been victorious in 21 of those. He’s a dynamic quarterback and leader, and O’Brien has a very high opinion about his signal-caller.
“We want him here in Houston for his whole career,” O’Brien said. “We love Deshaun Watson, and everything he’s about.”