Three months have passed since the last game Deshaun Watson played, but it left an indelible mark on a Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett.
In a video tweeted out by NFL on ESPN, Bennett is telling a group of players at the Pro Bowl that Watson is "one of the most athletic quarterbacks" he has ever seen.
"Watson can be running with the ball on the ground like this and then get up and throw that bad thing about 90 yards," Bennett said.
"@deshaunwatson could be running with the ball on the ground like this and then get up and throw that thing about 90 yards."#ProBowl level respect for the rookie. pic.twitter.com/KmJ5BGDCz7 — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) January 27, 2018
The Texans 41-38 loss at Seattle was Watson's last game before undergoing season-ending knee surgery. The rookie quarterback completed 19-of-30 for 402 yards, four touchdowns, three interceptions and a passer rating of 106.9. Watson also added eight carries for 67 yards.
With his performance, Watson became the first quarterback in NFL history to with 400-or-more passing yards, four-or-more passing touchdowns and 50-or-more rushing yards in a single game. After the game, Richard Sherman said, in an interview with MMQB.com, that Watson would be a top-five quarterback in the league by next year.
The Texans and Seahawks tangled at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.