Fresh off his global jet setting, Deshaun Watson returned to Houston for the Texans nine-week offseason program that kicked off on Monday. The Texans starting quarterback’s adventures took him all over the world, but no matter where he was, he didn’t stray too far from football, leading camps for young players in various countries.
“I had an awesome time overseas, five different countries,” Watson said Tuesday. “Had an opportunity to do five different camps, one in each country and it’s just something I’ve always wanted to do. I told myself if I get the opportunity to play in the league after college, whatever I’m doing, have the opportunity to travel a little bit – I’ve always dreamed about that.”
Watson, who admits he always loved history class as a student, visited England, Austria, Italy, Egypt and China. Now back in Houston, Watson is still a student of the game. With 22 starts under his belt and no injury to rehab from, Watson knows what he wants to accomplish this offseason.
“Honestly, I’m not even focused on in-season goals right now," Watson said. "Right now, I’m just trying to focus on these nine weeks and that really is to master my craft, correct all the mistakes we did last year. So, really get back to the basics, fundamentals, footwork, operation of the offense, take my knowledge of the defense recognition to another level. My knowledge of the offense and really controlling what I can do at the line of scrimmage and really just building myself as a leader and embracing that Year 3 role as a quarterback in this organization.”