Published 9:50 am, Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson has started just four games in his career, and he already ranks seventh on the franchise’s all-time passing touchdowns list.
Granted, the Texans only are in their 16th year of existence, but the team has used 15 different starters at quarterback.
As soon as Watson entered the game as a starter, he was tied with Tom Savage and Dave Ragone as Texans starting quarterbacks without a touchdown pass. Of course, it didn’t take him long to rocket past them, and the likes of Matt Leinart, Brandon Weeden, Ryan Mallett, Tony Banks and T.J. Yates.
With his five touchdown passes in Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs, he moved past Case Keenum – who played in 10 games with the Texans – with 12 career touchdowns in five games.
He could surpass Brock Osweiler’s 15-touchdown effort from a year ago with one more good game and eventually settle in at No. 3 all-time after his rookie season.
He also already ranks fourth all-time on the franchise’s list of rushing yards for a quarterback. Watson has rushed for 179 yards and two touchdowns. Only David Carr (1,235 and 8 TDs), Matt Schaub (229 and 4 TDs) and Ryan Fitzpatrick (184 and 2 TDs) have done better.
Browse through the photos above to see the Houston Texans’ all-time passing touchdown leaders.