Despite the Houston Texans having a 3-4 record to start the NFL, they were still optimistic to make the playoffs, but their hopes are now dashed. Quarterback DeShaun Watson tore his ACL on a non-contact play in practice on Thursday. He is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the start of the 2018 season.
Watson has played since the second half of week one against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He completed 126-of-204 passes for 1,699 yards 19 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Watson also rushed for 269 yards on 36 carries and two touchdowns. He was the heart and soul of this Texans offense and they put up over 30 points in the past five games.
Tom Savage will be the starting quarterback for the Texans for the rest of the season unless he stinks it up again. Matt McGloin is expected to be signed as the Texans backup. McGloin will be reunited with Bill O’Brien.