Deshaun Watson signs 4-year extension with Houston Texans for around $160 million dollars. Watson is arguably one of the best quarterbacks in the league. The Texans are one of the favorites along with Tennessee and Indianapolis to win the tough AFC South. Deshaun follows Patrick Mahomes in signing a major extension. Mahomes extension was for 12 years’ worth almost near a half a billionaire dollars. The annual salary is slightly more than Mahomes. Deshaun is asked to do much more with Houston than Mahomes is with the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs. This year will be no different seeing the Texans traded away his top target in DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona. Watson tweeted out thanks to everyone after signing the extension.
More Glory! 🙏🏾 HOUSTON!!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/u2D2o1ttIQ
— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) September 5, 2020
Watson led the Texans to the AFC South title and a divisional-round playoff appearance in 2019. His efforts in the Wild Card Round catapulted Houston past the Buffalo Bills despite a 16-0 second-half deficit. Watson has been sensational in a Texans uniform, completing 66.8 percent of his passes for 71 touchdowns with 29 interceptions in three seasons. He’s also rushed for 1,233 yards on 217 attempts with 14 more scores. The former Clemson star slipped to 12th in the 2017 draft even though he had led the Tigers to the program’s second national championship in a come-from-behind win over Alabama that January. Houston traded up with the Cleveland Browns to select him, and that move has turned out to be one of the best draft-day deals in recent memory. Watson has been a proven winner as he also won a championship in high school.
Watson has been one of the catalysts for the Texans’ recent success, so there’s no question he deserved a long-term commitment, and he’s now signed through 2025. It’s great to see someone from my hometown enjoy this much success. The Texans open the 2020 season on Thursday night in Kansas City against the Chiefs. Can the Texans have another successful season? Will Watson be an MVP candidate? Leave some feedback below about Deshaun Watson and his new contract.