All of a sudden, the Los Angeles Rams won’t be facing Deshaun Watson in Week 10 after the Houston Texans rookie suffered a torn ACL at practice on Thursday.
After enjoying the bye week, the Los Angeles Rams are currently preparing for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants, which could work to their advantage since Eli Manning and company have only won a single game all season. But when looking ahead to the following weekend for the Rams against the Houston Texans, it looks like the team will be taking a different approach after hearing the devastating news surrounding Deshaun Watson.
Unfortunately, the former Clemson star suffered a torn ACL during Thursday’s practice for the Texans, meaning Watson will miss the remainder of the season. For a team that had been desperately searching for a quarterback for years, this news is absolutely heartbreaking for a team like Houston, especially when looking at all of the records Watson seemed to be on his way to shattering.
In Week 10, the Rams are scheduled to travel to Texas to take on the Texans in what was supposed to be an epic showdown between two playoff-caliber teams, and while that could still very well happen, everything changes with Watson out of the picture. When looking at how much of an impact the rookie has been able to make in such a short period of time with Houston, it’s going to be difficult for Tom Savage to match what Watson has been able to accomplish since the rookie is currently tied with Carson Wentz at the moment when it comes to most touchdown passes (19).
Plus, Watson would have been another great test for Wade Phillips‘ defense, as the unit has come a long way since the beginning of the season when it comes to keeping opponents in check. As disappointing as it’s going to be for the Texans not to have Watson in the lineup for the Rams game and the remainder of the season, the most important factor is the rookie has a speedy recovery to bounce back even stronger than before.