OK, so Deshaun Watson being an absolute dream to watch in the NFL isn’t surprising to anyone who even half paid attention to college football for the last few years. And Watson already throwing for more touchdown passes than Brock Osweiler did all last season for the Texans isn’t surprising, either. But leading the NFL in touchdowns? Yeah, wasn’t expecting that one after the first six weeks of the season.
After a three-touchdown game against the Browns, Watson’s total is now more than Tom Brady. More than Drew Brees. More than Alex Smith. He tops the league with 15 passing touchdowns (and for good measure, he’s got two more on the ground).
Naturally, the two reserve running backs of note in Dallas top this waiver column, but allow me to say this: We don’t know for sure which one will be the starter or if it’ll even be a singular starter. Maybe Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris will share top duties. In an ideal world, you can add both players and roster them for as long as it takes to sort this out. That’s an unlikely luxury to have, but for practical purposes, that’s the best-case scenario.
And whether you’re looking to replace Zeke or the recently injured Aaron Rodgers, we’ve got you covered in this week’s free-agent finds.
Sometimes, the unpredictability nature of sports is our favorite thing about it. Other times, there are injuries, like a bucket of ice water poured over our souls.
Aaron Rodgers, fresh off ripping the still-beating hearts out of the chest of every Cowboys faithful, took a hard (but legal) hit in the first quarter of the Packers’ game against the Vikings. Anyone who saw the play instinctively knew the bad news that would soon be coming: broken collarbone, could be out for the season.
Rodgers is one of the NFL’s most important players. He’s every superlative you could say about a quarterback. His injury doesn’t just affect the Packers or the NFC North race. It has major implications for the rest of the NFL.