When Deshaun Watson wasn’t the first quarterback picked in April’s NFL draft, I thought that was weird. So did every other college football fan, along with most of the media members who cover that sport every day. Watson was the best player in Clemson history, and he almost destroyed the Alabama Death Star in 2015’s national title game before he finished that job in a rematch a year later. Not only was a bad word never spoken about Watson. His teammates advocated for him relentlessly, and his head coach said that passing on him would be akin to passing on Michael Jordan.
I’m not an NFL talent evaluator. People who are smarter than me figured that Mitchell Trubisky and Patrick Mahomes were worth selections before Watson’s at No. 12, where the Texans traded up to get him. There are good cases for those players. But I don’t think there’s much argument for Tom Savage being better than Watson in the short, medium, or long term for Houston. Their days on Sunday, when Watson replaced Savage for the second half of the Texans’ loss to the Jaguars, furthered that view.
11:33 p.m.: Turnover on downs. The Chiefs came to play. Kansas City stuffed New England on a fourth-and-inches for the second time in the game and took over on their own 40-yard line with 12:29 left in the game.
11:26 p.m.: Touchdown. So, the Chiefs have themselves a player in rookie running back Kareem Hunt. And they still have themselves a solid quarterback in Alex Smith. The duo connected on a 78-yard touchdown pass at the beginning of the fourth quarter to give Kansas City the lead. 28-27, Chiefs.
11:22 p.m.: End of third quarter. The Patriots held a Cheap Ireland Jerseys 340-293 total yards advantage over the Chiefs entering the Cheap Jerseys And Snapbacks final 15-minute period.