Texans’ Deshaun Watson speaks out on what makes DeAndre Hopkins great
The Houston Texans are coming off one of their more disappointing losses of the 2019 NFL season against the Baltimore Ravens. Yet, quarterback Deshaun Watson believes even more that wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is an all-timer.
The 41-7 loss to the Ravens has undoubtedly dealt a crushing blow to the Texans at this point in the season. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, games like these still help Watson realize just how special of a player Hopkins is:
“He’s a great guy who is a team player and does his best to keep the chains moving. He wants the ball every time, especially in the moment, when the drive is on the line. He’s definitely a guy who understands what we need.”
There is certainly plenty of truth to Watson’s comments. Despite a lackluster outing from the offense, Hopkins still did everything he could to try and keep Houston in the game. He finished with seven receptions for 80- yards and likely could have had a much better stat line had it not been for an egregious pass interference that was astonishingly still not overturned by an official review.
Hopkins has long been a stabilizing factor for this offense even prior to Watson’s arrival and that clearly has not changed amidst their success in recent years. It is safe to say that this has helped pay huge dividends for his emergence into a bonafide MVP candidate this season.
Hopkins’ greatness will undoubtedly go a long way in not only helping the Texans get back on track but also establishing his future Hall of Fame resume.