The Houston Texans love to take their shots downfield with Will Fuller in the offense. Against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football, Fuller pulled down a ridiculous catch for a 50-yard reception.
Will Fuller is fast and Deshaun Watson is good. pic.twitter.com/ChpjfSuNef
— Aaron Reiss (@aaronjreiss) September 9, 2019
Late in the first quarter, Deshaun Watson stepped back into his own end zone and unleashed a pass downfield. On the receiving end, Fuller adjusted his body around cornerback Eli Apple to make a remarkable 54-yard reception.
Watson slightly underthrew the ball, but the young pass-catcher was able to keep his eye on the football the whole time.
What makes this reception even more impressive, is the fact that the speedy receiver is coming off a torn ACL that ended his 2018 season prematurely. Fuller started in seven games for the Texans last year and finished the season with 32 receptions, 503 yards, and four touchdowns.
Throughout his first three seasons in the NFL, the Notre Dame alumn has showcased his big-play ability by averaging 14.6 yards per reception. In just the past two seasons though, the fourth-year wideout has managed to improve his numbers by averaging 15.4 yards per reception.
This season, Houston is relying on Fuller to be a focal point of their offense alongside DeAndre Hopkins. However, injuries have caused Fuller to miss 17 games in his first three seasons in the NFL.
Nonetheless, the 25-year-old receiver has gotten off to an explosive start to the 2019 season with a phenomenal 54-yard reception over Apple. If he can remain on the field, expect to see a lot more plays that end in Fuller hauling in a deep pass from Watson.