Deshaun Watson was excellent in seven games as a rookie.
But he wants to be better in 2018 and beyond, and he has a blueprint for the ways to make that a reality.
"Go ten times harder than I did before last year, keep improving my game and just focus on me," the Texans quarterback said. "Stay in my own lane, don't worry about what the other teams are going to do. Whenever that time comes, be prepared for every situation, for a situation that I haven't been through and a look that I haven't seen. Play fast through it and learn while I'm doing it."
Watson and the Texans wrapped up their veteran minicamp on Wednesday at the Houston Methodist Training Center. A knee injury ended his season in early November, but he took part in seven-on-seven and individual work throughout organized team activities (OTAs) and this week's minicamp. He told the media on Wednesday that his "knee is doing good", and rehab from the injury has been smooth.
"I'm not really surprised," Watson said. "I kind of knew where I was going to be because I put the time, the effort and the work in every morning. I've just been grinding, so, I'm not surprised at all. I'm right where I need to be, and where I want to be."
He and the Texans have over a month to go before they start training camp in late July at The Greenbrier in West Virginia.
Check out some of the top shots from the second day of Texans minicamp.