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Watson contract extension shows direction Texans are heading

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Pen has been put to paper on a four-year extension for Houston Texans star quarterback Deshaun Watson.

It was reported by Ian Rapoport that the deal is worth a total of $160 million, a massive $111 million of that money will be guaranteed.

This makes Watson the second highest paid player in the history of the NFL at $39 million per year. Watson is just behind fellow quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who got a 10-year $503 million extension.

Now was the time for the Texans to extend Watson, with two years left on his rookie deal any longer and they would risk losing him to free agency.

His first NFL season was cut short due to a knee injury, so he only started in six games during his rookie season, apart from this he played in 31 out of the 32 games in his second and third season.


Through his first three NFL seasons he has thrown for 9,716 yards, 71 touchdowns and 24 interceptions on 66.8% passing with a QBR of 101.

Along with his passing Watson has also been a good mobile quarterback and ran the ball very well. He has rushed the ball 217 times making 1,233 yards while running in 14 touchdowns.

After a great start to his career, Watson must now kick on with expectations incredibly high following this new deal. The pressure is now on to keep improving and take the Texans forward to more success.

This was an important move for the Texans, to get their quarterback on a contract extension is ensuring the most valuable piece of their team will stay, for now.

Watson has the potential to be the best quarterback in the league. Houston is dependent on him remaining elite for years to come and staying healthy.


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