Tom Savage takes over beneath heart for the Houston Texans following Deshaun Watson’s ACL tear. The veteran quarterback has no illusions he’ll be capable of replicate the rookie’s unbelievable freelancing enjoying.
“You can’t really replace Deshaun Watson,” Savage mentioned Friday, by way of NFL Network’s James Palmer.
Added Savage: “I’m just going to state the obvious. There’s things he can do that I can’t do,” per the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson.
A statuesque pbader, Savage doesn’t possess the mobility or slipperiness within the pocket Watson dropped at Houston.
Savage began the season however lasted simply two quarters earlier than being changed by the rookie in opposition to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 27-year-old accomplished 7 of 13 pbades for 62 yards, took an astounding six sacks and fumbled twice in a single half of soccer this season.
Watson’s play after taking on for Savage was breathtaking and record-setting. Just a few of his notable information this season whereas beginning simply six video games, from NFL Research:
» Most cross TD by a rookie in a 5-game span in NFL historical past (18).
» Most cross TD in first seven profession video games since 1970 (19).
» T-most Three-plus cross TD video games by rookie in single-season in Super Bowl-era (four).
» Most cross TD by a rookie in a single-season in Texans historical past (19).
» Longest streak of video games with Three-plus cross TD by rookie in NFL historical past (four).
» First participant in NFL historical past with 400-plus pbading yards, four-plus pbading TDs and 50-plus speeding yards in a sport (Week eight at Seattle).
Savage mentioned he was “heartbroken” when the rookie’s phenomenal season was wiped away by a apply harm. The Texans quarterback is aware of he cannot attempt to be Watson on the sector when Houston takes on the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
“Sometimes you’ll be able to’t do what Deshaun did. I will go on the market and badist the staff win,” Savage mentioned.