Divisional Impact of Deshaun Watson’s Injury

Official Lions Reporter


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:



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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