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Deshaun Watson Injury: Texans sign former Eagles quarterback after losing rookie starter to ACL tear

Not a great day for the Texans.

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Today was shaping up to be a pretty great day for the city of Houston. The Astros won the World Series last night.

But then it all came crumbling down. Rookie starting quarterback Deshaun Watson, who was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for October earlier today, suffered a torn ACL in practice on Thursday. He’s now out for the season.

Really just terrible news.

Unfortunately, it gets even worse for the Texans. The team signed former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Matt McGloin to be the backup to replacement starter Tom Savage.

McGloin, as you’re well aware, was pretty terrible for the Eagles this preseason. He finished the summer with a 69.7% completion percentage and 5.3 yards per attempt. He threw one touchdown and three interceptions for a 74.0 passer rating.

McGloin obviously played for Texans head coach Bill O’Brien at Penn State, so there’s a connection there. But is McGloin really the best backup quarterback option out there? (Answer: probably not.)

It’s terrifying that the Texans lost Watson the way they did. If you’re reading this, Eagles, maybe consider keeping Carson Wentz wrapped in bubble wrap during practice.

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