By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN
Less than 24 hours after the city of Houston celebrated a World Series win, the fans in Houston get dealt a devastating blow. Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson tore his ACL at practice today and is done for the season. He was on the way to having a very special season. After already losing defensive end J.J. Watt and linebacker Whitney Mercilus, the last thing this team needed was an injury their quarterback.
This news caps off a rather crazy week for the Texans. The Texans owner, Bob McNair, made some questionable comments last week, inferring that Texans players were “inmates”. News also broke earlier today that their division rival Indiana Colts quarterback Andrew Luck would be shut down for the rest of the season as well.
This leads us to ask the very intriguing question. Are the Jacksonville Jaguars now in a position where they could win the division?
The Jaguars are currently tied for the division lead with the Tennessee Titans, who have been struggling in the red zone this year. Still, the Titans do have a win over the Jaguars, and each of them have games this weekend with AFC opponents. However, the Jaguars are doing some good things this year, including beating a decent Ravens team in England and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Should the Titans and the Jaguars win their games, they both will still be in good standing in the playoff race. The division could come down to the very last game of the season, which is between these two teams. That always makes for good football.
Division implications aside, this is a dreadful way for Watson to end his rookie season. Lots of well wishes were sent out on Twitter from fans and players alike:
— Patriots Militia (@PatsMilitia) November 2, 2017
Deshaun Watson was one of the only players that every single person rooted for. Such a good player on and off-the field.
I really hope he comes back stronger and gets right back to what he was doing before.
— Doug Moore (@DMooreNFL) November 2, 2017
Been overcoming adversity your entire life & never lost faith once. The battle is already won, claim ur victory, born winner. @deshaunwatson
— Teddy Bridgewater (@teddyb_h2o) November 2, 2017
Minor setback for a major comeback.
We’ve all seen what’s possible, can’t wait to see what’s next. With you every step of the way 4.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) November 2, 2017
Of course we here at OurTurf Football wish nothing but the best for Watson, and hope he comes back better and stronger than ever!
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