Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has confirmed that he wants to stay with the team for a long time as he hopes the the two sides will be able to reach a long-term agreement. Watson, the Texans' 12th overall pick of the 2017 NFL draft, has established himself as one of the best players on his position and he doesn't feel the urge to change team after spending his first three season with the Texans.
"I'm here," Watson said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “I love the organization. I love the McNairs. I love the city. I love the fan base. I’m a Houston Texan. I’m locked in on being a Texan”.
Watson is still 24 and just a few seasons ago -- in his rookie year -- he was having an MVP year before he suffered a season-ending injury -- which was absolutely devastating for the Texans team, who was aiming to win it all in 2017.
But Watson is focused on the future and helping the Texans win a Super Bowl. "Football is the main focus,” Watson said. “My agent is taking care of that. My main focus is being the quarterback and being the leader of this team.
My main focus is staying healthy and making sure my team is ready to play”. Texans coach & General Manager Bill O'Brien also confirmed that the team is planning future with Watson. "We’re working hard,” O’Brien said.
“We feel so strongly about him in this offense, in this organization. We want him here for a long time. We’d love to have Deshaun here. “We’re not going to talk about contracts in the media. We’d love to have Deshaun here for a long time.
He’s here. He’s excited, and we’re excited about the season”.
J.J. Watt feeling great ahead of the new season
Texans' defensive end Watt has dealt with a number of injuries over the last several seasons but now he feels great and he hopes to have a big 2020 season.
"It truly has been one of the best offseasons from a workout standpoint that I’ve ever had, and I’m very, very pleased about it,” Watt said, via ESPN. “My body feels as good as it has felt since probably 2014, 2015, somewhere around there. So I’m really looking forward to getting into camp and just getting to work”.