OK so first thing, I gotta apologize for being a little late this week on posting. I was in Montana visiting family and decided to take a little break compared to my normal week. But there is some good news with that: I’ve had a little more time to think about my thoughts this week.
If it wasn’t obvious already, Deshaun Watson is my guy. I watched the guy the year that he led Clemson to a National Title. When they played Ohio State, Watson looked more like Cam Newton than Newton did.
In the pros, Watson has been an absolute baller. In his rookie year, where he only played seven games, Watson threw for 19 touchdowns. The next year in 16 games he threw 26 touchdowns. This year, the man has thrown for 11 touchdowns and only one interception! Also, he’s completing almost 70 percent of his passes.
Watson has been doing this for as long as anyone can remember. A bad quarterback can’t lead his college team to beat the great Alabama, especially not the year that Watson did. A bad quarterback can’t throw for almost 20 touchdowns in less than half a season. My point, Watson is not a bad quarterback. He’s elite.
Watson may be young, but he is going to be the greatest quarterback to ever play the game. Yes, that’s right. He’s going to be better than Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, John Elway, Dan Marino and whatever name at quarterback you want to put out there.
Watson has the arm (Note: you’re gonna want to see his arm) in his power and accuracy. He has the knowledge of the game (I put two here cause you gotta see this). He has the personality (Check out info on his new foundation here). He has the motivation. Like really, he finished his bachelor’s degree in three years. He’s still years away from his prime, and that should scare teams. Watson is the future of the NFL and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.
In what may be one of the most least surprising things, a BYU quarterback got hurt. Honestly, I feel bad for the school and players. Some great athletes have passed through there at that position. Sadly, they just can’t stay physically healthy while in college.
Now Jaren Hall is another great quarterback for BYU. He may back up Zach Wilson, but Hall is an athlete. He plays for the BYU Baseball team and was a good basketball player for Maple Mountain High School. He is also slated to become the first African-American quarterback to start in BYU history.
That’s what I actually find disturbing. How is it 2019 and BYU has never had a black quarterback? There are so many great players out there with amazing personalities and you’re telling me that not one of them could have been the best at BYU? I get the Steve Youngs, the Jim McMahons, the John Becks and the Ty Detmers. But I don’t really get the in betweens.
I don’t want to go on too long about this, but I hope this changes things for BYU in the future. The quarterback is the most marketable position for the school. Why not have some diversity in there.
I’m going to keep it pretty short this week. I know I said that the extra time allowed me to gather my thoughts more, but that’s also why I’m keeping this shorter. I’ve found that my thoughts are a little more organized when I keep these a little shorter.
So with that, let me know what you think. Watson is going to be the greatest of all time and I will stick with that. BYU needs a culture change and hopefully Jaren Hall can help make that happen.
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