Deshaun Watson speaks out on Will Fuller’s future with Texans after WR’s suspension
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson admitted it’s very important for the team to bring back Will Fuller, who becomes a free agent in March.
Fuller, despite being really talented, has had a rather strange season in 2020. Not only was he almost traded at the trade deadline, but Fuller was recently suspended six games for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
Even though Fuller’s future with the Texans is murky, Watson said he’s going to push Houston to bring the playmaker back.
Deshaun Watson on Will Fuller suspension: 'We all love him. It's one slip-up and he got popped' On wanting to re-sign pending free agent: 'That's very important.' Said he'll be pushing for that, too
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) December 2, 2020
Deshaun Watson can’t afford to lose Will Fuller, who is the best wideout on the Texans. The explosive gunslinger already lost DeAndre Hopkins after Houston traded the Pro Bowler to the Arizona Cardinals.
It would be devastating for Watson and the Texans’ offense if Fuller isn’t on the team next season.
In 11 games this season, Fuller has 53 receptions for 879 yards and eight touchdowns. Watson, who has thrown for 3,201 yards and 24 touchdowns, has targeted Fuller 75 times.
After defeating the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day, the Texans improved to 4-7 on the season. They are in third place in the AFC South standings and will likely miss the playoffs barring a miracle.
Fuller has been quite productive with Houston since entering the NFL in 2016. He has caught 209 balls for 3,110 yards and 24 touchdowns in the regular season. The Texans have to keep the 26-year-old on the squad, especially since Watson is already vouching for Fuller.