When asked about the quiet games Brandin Cooks and he put up, Randall Cobb responded ""In the passing game, it takes a lot to build that chemistry and that trust. It'll come. It's a matter of when. Obviously, we've got to have that urgency moving forward."
Cobb disappointed in his Texans debut as Houston was pounded by the Kansas City Chiefs. Watson will be the receiver to run short and intermediate routes, routes that Watson need to be ran so he has a safety valve with the team's porous offensive line. Look for him to rebound Week 2 in another higher scoring game against the Baltimore Ravens.
The Houston Texans have reportedly agreed to a four-year extension with QB Deshaun Watson worth an average of $39 million per year.
The deal also reportedly includes a $27 million signing bonus. Details of the contract are still coming but it was likely the Texans we’re heading in this direction with Watson, after Patrick Mahomes broke the bank earlier this offseason. Good timing too, as the Texans are just a few days away from opening the NFL season against the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs (the team they blew a 24-0 lead against in last year’s Divisional Playoffs if you recall).
Watson is in store for another strong fantasy season, despite the team trading star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals. He is currently our No. 4 quarterback in redraft rankings.
Deshaun Watson is heading into his fourth season and poised to cash in with a deal that will push him to the top of the quarterback market.
“I think, look, obviously we feel good about where we’re at as a team,” O’Brien said, via a transcript of his videoconference. “We feel like we have a lot of, like I said earlier, we’ve got a lot of dependable, tough, smart guys and they get along well. They want to be here. Houston’s a great city. They want to live here and they want to represent this city. Like I’ve said all along, I don’t really want to get into specific contract talks but quite obviously we want Deshaun Watson to be here for a long time. He’s had a great training camp, he’s a great player and we’re going to work hard to get that done.”
Word has been that the team wants to get that deal done before the start of the regular season, the story said. We’re a little more than a week away from the Texans taking on the Chiefs on Thursday night, Sept. 10.
Texans coach Bill O’Brien said it’s clear Watson has “a really good grasp of our offense” and is “playing at a really high level.”
Watson said despite the changes -- and lack of practice time this offseason with new Texans receivers Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb -- he believes his “confidence is continuing to grow."
Obviously losing DeAndre Hopkins was a big deal, but the story said Watson is adjusting nicely. Watson is also entering his fourth year in the offense so there a greater level of comfort. Watson is ranked fourth on our QB list.