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Watson’s a top 5 qb. Do you agree?

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  1. DanielTx

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    Though we lost, I’m still kind of happy. watching Watson vs top tier qbs is the same entertainment value as watching the super bowl. He looked like a top 3 Qb prime cam mix with Rodgers. It’s a reason why we’ve been prime time since we drafted him. The gm knew that at the time. Watson’s going toe to toe with the best. He’s been clutch but the defense keeps letting him down (Pats, hawks, eagles, saints). Which leads me to ask after week 1 after watching every qb highlights, where would you rank Watson at his position.
     
  2. Thorn

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    top five?

    Just pure talent wise? Yep.

    Actual future production? Maybe.
     
  3. Max

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    We have Brady, just need Belichick now.
     
  4. Texansphan

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    And a Gronk.
    Nuk qualify?
     
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    Brady
    Brees
    Mahomes
    Rodgers
    Wentz
    Wilson

    He's right there, but just thhaaaatt little bit short.

    By the end of the season? May be a different story.
     
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  6. Texas Legend

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    Top 5 talent, yes.

    Not a top 5 QB though....yet.

    Give him time. And more importantly, get an O-Line that can PROTECT HIM.
     
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  7. Max

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    If Gronk isn't used right, he's not Gronk. Systems and coaching put the right players in the right places to succeed. Jerry Rice isn't Jerry Rice in our system.
     
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    Love Watson for sure. I think O'Brien throttles his talents though - another instance of bob trying to make a player fit the system instead of using the player's strengths. With Watson's athleticism, the offense could be much more creative. Seems he would be superb on roll-outs and boot-legs and moving the pocket around to avoid the rush, but bob seems to want a pure pocket passer. I understand that taking advantage of Watson's athleticism would be exposing him to greater risk of injury though.

    I don't place him in the top 5 yet, mainly because of his accuracy with his passes. The Texans receivers have to make a lot of adjustments as the ball approaches. Sure he made some excellent throws, but compare him to Brady. Brady's passes are often exactly on target, hitting receivers in stride. Case in point was the long pass to Fuller in the first quarter. Fuller was a yard or two behind the defender, but he had to slow down because the pass was too short, allowing the defender to contest the catch. Hoping that the accuracy will come.

    Don't get me wrong, Watson has potential and is fun to watch. I am excited to have him on the Texans. Considering the strengths and weaknesses in personnel on the offense, I wish we had an OC/scheme that would maximize the strengths and minimize the weaknesses. I mean, what would be wrong with Watson doing some of those Matt Schaub bootlegs?
     
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    I don't know

    Brady
    Brees
    Rodgers
    Mahomes


    That's my top 4 in no particular order.

    Then you have a second group - Wilson , Watson , Wentz , Roethlisberger ….

    One thing he needs to work on is recognizing where pressure is coming from pre snap. (Or maybe the OL is just that bad?)
     
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    Not quite top 5, but better than most starters.
     
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    I want Watson to be a early career Fran Tarkenton. As of now he reminds me of Vince Young. The excitement is there but how does he progress?
     
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    Vince Young? Wtf?
     
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    Yeah he has that magical ability to sense when he's fixing to get hit and avoids it and creates excitement if not always yards. I wanted the ball to be in Vince Young's hands as I do with Watson. With Young I thought there was always a chance to win. Not saying they have the same skillset or play the same way it's just who Watson reminds me of. Clarify that I'm talkin about the college Vince Young
     
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    Idk where he stacks up around the league but he's definitely the best QB the Texans have had. Just wish we had an offensive line worthy of his talents.
     
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    Ok I suppose.
     
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    What do you mean? Top 5 of all time or in the NFL today?

    Of all time? No, I’m sorry but no and I doubt he will be.

    In the NFL today? Yeah I’d say he is. If he had a better team around him, and yeah maybe a better coach, then I think he and Mahomes would be neck and neck and the shoot outs between him and Mahomes would be legendary.
     
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    I think he could be something really special, and maybe Dabo is right that he's got that MJ gene in him, but I feel we'll likely never get to see his full potential as long as the current regime is in place.

    He took a beating against the Saints. He can't keep doing that and keep his love of football going, never mind surviving.
     
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    Purpose of this thread is?
     
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    We need a Phil Jackson.
     
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    Jesus with Cleats!
     
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