In the last few months, there has been a steady progression in Houston Texans rising star quarterback Deshaun Watson’s recovery from a torn ACL that he suffered last October. This has brought forth much optimism about his availability for the upcoming NFL season.

During an interview on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football,” head coach Bill O’Brien stated once again that Watson appears to be on track to participate in training camp in the coming weeks. (h/t ESPN)

“He’s doing a good job in his rehab,” O’Brien told NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football.” “I think he’s on schedule to be able to participate in training camp. We’re excited about that.”

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This piles on more encouraging news that the Texans could soon have their promising quarterback in the mix well ahead of the 2018 campaign. His continued progression in his rehab without any setbacks has been the most telling sign that he should be back in the fold in the near future.

During his brief time on the field in his rookie campaign, Watson was a highly productive quarterback through his first seven career games throwing for 1,699 yards while setting the rookie franchise-record with 19 touchdown passes, which were tied for the most in the NFL at the time before an ACL tear in practice ended his season. His 19 passing touchdowns were also the most by a quarterback in their first seven career games since 1970, surpassing Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner.

All of this has placed a tremendous amount of optimism that he could be the team’s franchise quarterback for the next decade that could lead them to a high amount of success in the process. Although the Texans are looking forward to his return to the practice field in the coming weeks, there is no rush to push him there if he’s not physically ready to do so. At this point, it seems to be inevitable that he will be back quite soon this offseason.