Deshaun Watson made NFL history in the Texans regular season finale against Jacksonville. In just his second season, Watson became the first NFL quarterback to throw for at least 4,000 yards and 25 touchdowns, and rush for 500 yards and five touchdowns in a single season in NFL history.
Watson passed the 4,000 yard passing mark during the second quarter against Jacksonville on a nine-play, 63-yard scoring drive that resulted in a seven-yard rushing touchdown by Lamar Miller. Earlier in the second quarter, Watson scored on a five-yard run. In the 20-3 win over the Jaguars, Watson completed 25-of-35 for 234 yards passing while adding 13 carries for a team-high 66 yards and a touchdown.
"The way that Deshaun plays the game, it makes everybody in that locker room take their game up a little bit," DeAndre Hopkins said. "The guy takes a lot of hits, but he still comes out and stays in the pocket like he didn’t take a hit the play before. Me seeing that makes me go out there and want to make a play for him and everybody in that locker room.”
As a rookie, Watson saw action in just seven games with six starts before tearing his ACL and undergoing season-ending surgery last year. Watson, who started all 16 games this season, threw 26 touchdown passes and rushed for five touchdowns to help lead the Texans to their third AFC South title in four years.
“It’s big, being able to be on the field," Watson said. "It’s an opportunity for me to be in that situation where I’m on the field, touching the ball on every play and helping the team succeed and do something great so it’s awesome. It’s a blessing to be able to stay healthy all 16 games, to play every snap and come out as champions.”
The Houston Texans are prepped and ready to take on the Jags at NRG Stadium to end the 2018 regular season.