Spring 2021 Magazine

Texans QB Deshaun Watson breaks NFL rookie record

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is the real deal and he’s proving it each week with his performance on the football field.

On Sunday, on the road at Seattle, Watson passed Kurt Warner for most touchdown passes through a quarterback’s first seven career NFL games (19).

Despite his team losing in one of the most exciting NFL game of the season, 41-38 to Seattle, Watson threw four touchdown passes Sunday to go along with 402 passing yards and looked every bit the part of a guy who is ready to become rookie of the year.


Watson, a follower of Jesus Christ, has openly talked about his faith and how it is the center of all that he is as a person.

“It’s very big,” Watson said of his faith at Woodlands Church. “It gets me through life. The good times and the bad.”

In Sunday’s game, Watson also passed Peyton Manning, Marcus Mariota and Dak Prescott for most games with 3 passing touchdowns by a rookie in a season (four), since the 1970 merger.
The Texans, at 3-4, are a game out of first place in the AFC South and return home to face the Colts on Sunday November 5.