How quickly life can change in the NFL! Last week, Deshaun Watson was struggling for fitness with lung and rib injuries he suffered in a win over the Dallas Cowboys. Then the Texans QB goes and throws 5 touchdowns in his team’s 42-23 win over the Miami Dolphins.
It has been a tough 12 months for Watson, who tore up the NFL last season before ripping his ACL in November.
Against the Dolphins, Watson completed 16 of his 20 passes for 239 yards and a season-high five touchdown passes. Those five touchdown passes tied his career high, which he set last season against the Kansas City Chiefs.
And there wasn’t one interception.
“We were executing, sticking to the details, playing free. We got our swagger back today. We just wanted to have fun and try and light up the scoreboard in prime time, and that’s what we did,” said Watson afterwards.
“The biggest thing was more mental,” Watson added. “And then getting a lot of rest and treatment and rehab. And then having three days off — it’s going to be fun. A lot of fun.”
Watson is the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era to have multiple games with five touchdown passes within his first two seasons.