Deshaun Watson turned 24 years old on Saturday. On Sunday, he scored the go-ahead touchdown in the Texans 13-12 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“It feels real good, especially on my birthday weekend,” Watson said. “Definitely going to celebrate and rest up and have some fun with some family and friends.”
Back in Week 2 of the 2017 season, Watson got his first career NFL start on his 22nd birthday. He scored the lone touchdown in that game too, as the Texans beat the Cincinnati Bengals 13-9 on Thursday Night Football on the road.
Now the third-year starter holds the most career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in Texans history with nine. In Sunday’s win over the Jaguars, Watson completed 16-of-29 passes for 159 yards, no interceptions and ran for five yards on four carries, scoring the rushing touchdown.
“I played decent,” Watson said. “There were some throws that I missed. I had to kind of rush it up, but every game is different. You've got to give them credit for disrupting us. At the end of the day, we got the ‘W.’ There's always plays out there that I could have made and continued to get better. That's what it's about, especially for this long season. It's a journey.”
With new players like Carlos Hyde, Kenny Stills and Laremy Tunsil contributing early settling into their roles, Watson feels the chemistry on offense is coming along but still has room for improvement.
“We’re still putting the pieces together,” Watson said. “It’s going to take a little time. The whole offseason, we’ve been working with the other guys. They just got in last week. Things are still clicking and it’s going to hit once the timing is right.
For now, Watson is enjoying the win and contemplating a birthday gift to himself.
“Getting? A Wraith. I might be getting a Rolls-Royce," Watson said.
The Texans improve to 1-1 on the season and will next face the Los Angeles Charger on the road in Week 3.