Texans QB Deshaun Watson ties longest streak of games of taking four or more sacks
Somebody get Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson some help, now. The franchise signal-caller, in his third season for the AFC South franchise, was sacked four times against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the two teams’ Week 2 matchup, marking the eighth consecutive game Watson hit the ground that many times or more.
Per NFL Research on Twitter, Watson’s sacking tied Blake Bortles and Jeff George for the longest streak of four or more layouts in the league.
– 8th consecutive game Watson has taken 4+ sacks in a game
– Tied with Blake Bortles (2014-15) & Jeff George (1997-98) for longest streak of games taking 4+ sacks since it became an official stat in 1982
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) September 15, 2019
The Texans recently traded for offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, the former 13th overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Miami Dolphins, in total disrepair and tear-down mode, sent Tunsil to the Dolphins—after initially reports suggested Houston sending Jadeveon Clowney to south Florida—for two first-round picks, a second-rounder, cornerback Johnson Bademosi, and tackle Julien Davenport. The Texans also received receiver Kenny Stills and a fourth-round pick in the deal.
One man is not enough, though. Watson, who tore his ACL in his debut season with the Texans in 2017 needs protection in the pocket. Houston selected Clemson product Watson with the 12th overall pick in the 2017 draft, and he came out of the gates hot before suffering the ACL injury.
Houston also selected offensive tackle Tytus Howard in the first round of the 2019 draft along with Max Scharping on the same night last April.
In order to improve and protect Watson, however, the Texans must build around their star quarterback.