4. Watson Can Perform Under Pressure
Deshaun Watson is the epitome of a clutch performer. Just look back at his two National Championship Game performances. According to FiveThirtyEight.com, Watson has two of the top three National Championship performances of all-time.
In 2015, he threw for 405 yards and four passing touchdowns. In 2016, he threw for 420 yards and three passing touchdowns, and ran for another score.
Let’s not forget that this was against two of the best defenses in the last decade.
When facing the overbearing Crimson Tide in the 2016 National Championship Game, Watson found himself down 14-0 in the first quarter. After a thrilling three quarters that had fans at the edge of their seat, Watson clawed his way back and eventually won with an incredible touchdown pass as time expired.
As I watched this game unfold, I could only think of how his championship play reminded me of Playoff Eli. If you’re a true Giants fan, you know that Eli Manning turns into a completely different man during the playoffs. He’s done it so often that most of us have come to expect it.
Having Watson step in would be a seamless transition. We wouldn’t have to worry about how our new signal caller will perform on the big stage.
Watson will probably never have a more balls-to-the-wall moment in his life than when he dropped back for that final touchdown pass. The man is built to perform on a postseason stage.