Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson suffered a torn ACL in practice Thursday, sources informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. Watson’s remarkable rookie season is over.
Watson will undergo an MRI to confirm the injury next, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. He suffered the injury on a non-contact play, Rapoport reported.
Watson was coming off the most impressive performance of his young career before suffering the injury. He passed for 402 yards and four touchdowns in the Texans’ 41-38 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in one of the most exciting games of the season.
The performance helped make him the first rookie quarterback to ever win AFC Offensive Player of the Month honors on Thursday. He also was named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Month for October.
Watson passed for 1,699 yards over six games and is tied for the NFL lead in passing touchdowns with 19.
With Watson out, Tom Savage takes over starting quarterback duties for the Texans, starting with Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.