• Height
    6' 2"
  • Weight
    221 lbs
  • Hand Size
    9 3/4" (61st)
Deshaun Watson headshot
  • Draft Pick
    1.12 2017
  • College
    Clemson
  • Age
    27.2

Deshaun Watson Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Atts Pass Yds Comp % YPA Rush Yds Pass TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2020 16 544 4823 70.2% 8.9 444 (3 td) 33 23.5 (#5)
2019 15 495 3852 67.3% 7.8 413 (7 td) 26 22.0 (#2)
2018 16 505 4165 68.3% 8.2 551 (5 td) 26 21.3 (#5)
2017 7 204 1699 61.8% 8.3 269 (2 td) 19 24.7
  • College QBR
    85.3 (90th)
  • College YPA
    8.1 (51st)
  • Breakout Age
    20.0 (70th)
  • SPARQ-x
    98.9 (78th)

Deshaun Watson Advanced Stats & Metrics

2020

Passing Attempts

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Completion Percentage

2020

Fantasy Points

Deshaun Watson ADP

191.10
Average Draft Position (2022)
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16.11 Pick
QB25 Rank

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Deshaun Watson Injury History

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Medium
High
Games Missed
Injury Reports
Back strain
Week 17 (2019)
0
1
Ankle sprain
Week 12 (2019)
0
1
ACL tear
Week 8 (2017)
8
8

Deshaun Watson College Stats

Year Games Pass Atts Pass Yds YPA Comp % Pass TDs Rush Yds Age School
2014 8 (QB) 137 1,466 10.7 67.9% 14 (2 ints) 200 18 Clemson
2015 15 (QB) 491 4,109 8.4 67.8% 35 (13 ints) 1,105 19 Clemson
2016 15 (QB) 579 4,593 7.9 67.0% 41 (17 ints) 629 20 Clemson

Who is Deshaun Watson

Deshaun Watson was drafted No. 12 overall by the Houston Texans after Mitchell Trubisky (No. 2 overall) and Patrick Mahomes (No. 9 overall). Deshaun Watson started the season as a backup to Tom Savage, but eventually took the starting job from him, only to have it taken away after a torn ACL injury occurred during practice. He did show enough talent on the field that he was named to the Pro-Football Writers Association’s All-Rookie Team. He came back in the 2018 season and finished the year with career-highs of 4,165 passing yards, 26 touchdowns, nine interceptions, 551 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns. He led the Texans to the playoffs, where they lost in the Wild Card round to the Indianapolis Colts.

The following year, he was able to bring the team back to the playoffs, where they were able to bounce back from a 16-0 deficit to beat the Buffalo Bills 22-19 in overtime. The next week, they played the Kansas City Chiefs, where they jumped out to a 24-0 lead but lost by a 51-31 score. That year, he also finished top five with 5.4 Deep Ball Attempts Per Game. In September of 2020, Watson signed a four-year contract worth up to $177.5 million dollars, keeping him tied to the franchise through the 2025 season, but things would change. Despite having the second highest true passer rating (113.3) in the NFL and finished with a fantasy ranking of QB 12 or higher for ten weeks of the season, the team still finished with a losing record.

After the losing season, he demanded a trade. However, the emergence of sexual-harassment allegations has put a pause on the trade market for now. Many teams were linked to Watson as his legal situation unfolded, but the Browns ultimately offered Houston a generous package of players and picks and convinced Watson to drop his no-trade clause to go to Cleveland for a fully guaranteed $230 million dollars over five seasons. Deshaun Watson will reboot his career in the Dawg Pound.