Heading into the Texans nine-week offseason program, Deshaun Watson admitted he wasn’t thinking about his goals for the 2019 season. Yet.
Watson’s singular focus was to work on himself, everything from improving footwork to watching film and understanding where he could correct mistakes.
“He has improved a great deal just in his mastery of our offense, how our offense operates, the communication of our offense,” head coach Bill O’Brien said. “He's done an excellent job. He's a very bright guy and he works very hard. All he wants to do is what's best for the team. All he wants to do is win, help the team win.”
Through his 16 starts in 2018, Watson completed 68.3 percent of his passes for 26 touchdowns, nine interceptions and a franchise-best 103.1 passer rating. Through Weeks 11-17, Watson attempted 207 consecutive passes without an interception, which is currently the longest streak in the NFL. According to O’Brien, Watson has also improved his understanding defensive coverages this spring.
"You have to be ready for all of the defensive looks you're going to get, and he's done a good job of that, understanding coverage better, understanding blitz schemes better," O'Brien said. "Really has good command of what's going on right now during this time of the year. So, he's really done a good job this spring.”
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