Quick fact about Deshaun Watson
|Full Name||Derrick Deshaun Watson|
|Born||14 September 1995 (27 years)|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
Who is Deshaun Watson?
Deshaun Watson is an American Football quarterback, currently playing for the Cleveland Browns of the Football League (NFL). He used to play at Clemson, where he led the team to a national championship in 2016. The Houston Texans selected Deshaun in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Deshaun was born in 1995, in Gainesville, George. Deann Watson and Don Richardson are lovely parents to Deshaun. He joined Gainesville High School, Played for the school’s Red Elephants football team. During his career in high school, he set numerous state records, including those for total yards of 17,134, total touchdowns of 218, career passing yards of 13,077 as well as career passing touchdowns of 155. Furthermore, Deshaun received offers from numerous colleges before verbally committing to Clemson University in 2012, he was also ranked as the top quarterback recruit for the 2014 class by ESPN 300.
Deshaun started his career at Clemson high school. In his professional career, he was projected as a first-round pick by the majority of scouts as well as analysts. He was ranked as the top quarterback available by Sports Illustrated, pro-Football Focus, and ESPN. He was also ranked the second-best quarterback by NFL DraftScout.com.
The Houston Texans drafted Deshaun in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, He was the third quarterback in Houston behind Mitchell Trubisky. On 12 May 2017, Deshaun signed a four-year $13.84 million contract featuring an $8.21 million signing bonus. In addition, he made his first regular-season debut on 10 September 2017 over the Jacksonville Jaguars. On 14 September, he made his first career start against the Cincinnati Bengals and finished with 125 passing yards, 65 rushing yards, and a 49-yard rushing.
Deshaun became the first rookie to pass for at least four touchdowns as well as a rush for one touchdown a game since Hall of farmer Fran Tarkenton in 1961. He tore his ACL during practice 0n the 2nd of November, ending his rookie season prematurely. In his rookie season, he accumulated 1,699 passing yards, 19 touchdowns, as well as eight interceptions while rushing for 269 yards and two touchdowns in seven games. After a successful surgery on his right knee to repair his ACL, Deshaun went on doing the best performance where he was ranked 50th by his peers. He was also named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team and became the second Texans quarterback.
In the 2018 season, Deshaun finished with a career-high 4,165 passing yards, 26 touchdowns, 9 interceptions, 551 rushing yards, 26 touchdowns yards as well as 5 rushing touchdowns. Furthermore, he led the league in average time spent in the pocket and was second in average time before throwing. He faced the most dropbacks under the pressure of 281 as well as tied for the fifth-most times in a single season with 62.
In the 2019 season, Deshaun finished the season with 20 of 30 passes for 268 yards, three touchdowns as well as an interception while rushing for 40 yards and a touchdown as the Texans lost 28-30. In 2020, the Texans exercised the fifth-year option on Deshaun’s contract. Furthermore, he signed a four-year, $177.5 million contract extension with $111 million in guarantees. He finished the season with 4,823 passing yards, 33 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. Moreover, Deshaun became the first player to lead the league in passing yards on a team with at least 12 losses.
In the 2021 season, Deshaun requested a trade by the Texans after becoming disgruntled with changes in the front office as well as coaching staff, though the team was not willing to negotiate with other teams concerning his trade offers due to a standoff with Deshaun until the emergence of sexual-harassment allegations. On 18 March 2022, the Texans traded Deshaun to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for the Browns’ first-round draft pick in 2022, 2023, and 2024 and also the Browns’ third pick in 2023, and a fourth-round pick in 2022 and 2024. As part of the trade, he signed a new fully guaranteed, five-year, $230 million deal with the Browns, making it the largest contract as well as most guaranteed money in NFL history.
- Highest career completion percentage: 67.8%
- Most passing touchdowns in a single game by a rookie quarterback.
- 16- Most passing touchdowns in a calendar month by a rookie quarterback
- Most passing touchdowns by a rookie quarterback in one half
- First player in NFL history to pass for 400+ yards, throw 4+ TD passes, and rush for 50+ yards in a single game. (Week 8, 2017)
- First player in NFL history with multiple 5 passing touchdown games within his first 2 seasons
- First player in NFL history to have 4,000+ passing yards, 25+ passing touchdowns, 500+ rushing yards, and 5 rushing touchdowns in a single season
- 26 games- Fastest player in NFL history to have 6,500+ passing yards and 500+ rushing yards
- 27 games- Fastest player in NFL history to have 50 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns
- A first quarterback with back-to-back games with at least 375 passing yards and 35 rushing yards
- First rookie with two games of 300+ passing yards and 40+ rushing yards in a season
- First rookie to produce 5+ touchdowns in consecutive games
- Most completions with a perfect passer rating: 28
- Most attempts with a perfect passer rating: 33
Deshaun Watson Parents
Deshaun is the son of Deann Watson and Don Richardson
Deshaun Watson Siblings
Deshaun has three siblings; Detrick Watson, Tinisha Watson, and Tyreke Watson
Deshaun Watson Girlfriend
Deshaun is currently dating Jilly Anais, who is a YouTuber, Instagram influencer, and also model
Deshaun Watson’s Net Worth
Deshaun has a net worth of $60 million
Deshaun Watson Salary
Deshaun has a salary estimated to be $46million
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