The Houston Texans thought they had their franchise quarterback, and they probably still do. But it appears as if rookie Deshaun Watson’s season is over.
The quarterback apparently suffered a torn ACL in one of his knees during practice on Thursday and will miss the rest of the season. The Texans have yet to confirm the injury, but that is expected to happen today.
To prepare for the worst case scenario, the Texans are said to have signed former Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin, who played for Texans Coach Bill O’Brien in college at Penn State.
As for Texans fans, the news of Watson’s injury has deflated a fan base that was excited by what they saw Watson do on the field since taking over in the second half of the season’s first game.
“He was the driving force behind the offense,” one fan told our TV partner Channel 2.
Another fan said that with Watson and J.J. Watt both sidelines for the entire season, “it looks like another rebuilding year.”
And one other fan simply said, “It’s not good for us.”
The 3-4 Texans are in action this coming Sunday against the Colts at NRG Stadium. Kickoff is at Noon.