"[I'm] in the huddle telling him to get down," Hopkins said. "I need [Watson]. That's what I tell him, honestly. Don't take those hits unless you -- have to.
"But he's a warrior. He wants to get in the end zone every time the ball is in his hands."
According to ESPN, Watson was hit four times outside of the pocket against the Cowboys, and those are often the most physical shots he absorbs. He also took four hits on the run in Week 4 against the Colts. Along with the hits while on the run, Watson has been hit a startling 55 times in five games and has been sacked 18 times this season.