Injured Texans QB Watson runs on treadmill for first time

One day after Super Bowl LII decided the NFL’s champion for the 2017 season, Deshaun Watson put the league on notice that the race for 2018 has begun.

The Houston Texans quarterback, recovering from a torn right ACL, tweeted a video of him running for the first time since suffering his season-ending injury.

In Monday’s tweet, Watson wrote:

“Officially day 1 of the 2018 NFL season today.. and today is officially my first day back running! Crazy how God works! Gotta have it ALL! ?? memo™ 815 #Godspeed”

Watson tore his ACL on Nov. 2 on a non-contact play at practice. The knee injury ended a possible Rookie of the Year run for the exciting Texans QB after he accounted for 21 touchdowns overall in his seven games played (19 passing, two rushing).

The former national champion at Clemson threw for 1,699 yards in 2017 (averaging 242.7 per game) while also rushing for 269 yards (38.4 per game) while sitting as the team’s healthy backup QB for just one half of the season opener.

–Field Level Media

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