Comparatively, that’s where the Texans stand with Watson at the controls. Wilson started from the onset of his rookie season and hasn’t missed a start in his six-year career, methodically building on his first-year success to secure a standing among the elite at his position.
Based on what Watson has managed in five weeks as the starter, plenty are projecting a similar career path. Inserting Watson into the starting lineup as a rookie might ultimately serve Houston as well as it did the Seahawks when they did the same with Wilson.
It depends on the player, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. You got to get them out there. They can’t learn not playing. There’s stuff that they can learn, but in the case of guys that have the physical ability, you got to get them out there and get them going so that they can start stacking up information and start to build kind of a background and a reservoir of experiences they can draw from.
This is not the first time Bryant missed a workday with an illness. He did not participate in a Saturday walk-through before the Week 5 matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he missed two practice days with an illness in Week 4, too.
Bryant, who had one catch for 3 yards in a 29-14 win over Cincinnati Bengals, responded to a fan’s Instagram comment that rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster was better than him.
JuJu is no where near better than me, fool, Bryant commented. All they need to do is give me what I want and y’all can have JuJu and whoever else.
Bryant then clarified those remarks with a new comment that tagged Smith-Schuster, the rookie who caught a 31-yard touchdown Sunday and has cut into Bryant’s playing time. Bryant called Smith-Schuster the future but adds, I just want mines, period, point-blank, citing his hard work coming back from 2016 suspension for multiple drug violations.