It's mid-April, but expecations are sky high for Deshaun Watson.
Especially from his main target.
"I expect us to be the best duo in the NFL," receiver DeAndre Hopkins said.
Watson, Hopkins and the Texans got back to work on Monday at NRG Stadium with the start of offseason conditioning. They met with the media on Tuesday afternoon.
With 19 touchdown passes in just seven games last season, Watson lit the scoreboard up during his short time under center for the Texans. He and Hopkins linked up for seven scores in 2017, and the All-Pro pass-catcher answered with a question when he was asked whether or not he daydreamed about the possibilities of a healthy Watson for all 16 games.
"How can you not?"
Watson came on in relief of Tom Savage to begin the second half of the Week 1 contest versus the Jaguars. He started the next six games and was lost for the season with a knee injury in early November.
Hopkins, though, still produced at an elite level. He finished the year with 96 catches for 1,378 yards, and 13 scoring grabs. It resulted in a First-Team All-Pro selection, and only fueled the desire for bigger and better things this year.
"He wants to be great," Hopkins said. "I want to be great. If two people want to be great and they're pushing each other, the sky's the limit."
Watson and the Texans will continue offseason conditioning this week at NRG Stadium. They begin OTAs (organized team activities) on May 21.