Swinney compares Watson to Joe Montana and Tom Brady

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Former Clemson standout Deshaun Watson has been praised for his strong work ethic by the Houston Texans' coaching staff and his teammates since Day 1 with this new football team.

ESPN's Sarah Barshop interviewed Clemson coach Dabo Swinney recently and he compared Watson's intangibles to some of the greatest players in sports.

"[He's] uncommon. It's unbelievable," Swinney said to ESPN. "I don't really know how to articulate what I know about him. And [comparing him to Michael Jordan] is the only way I know how to do it. All those great ones, the Michael Jordans, the Steph Currys, the LeBron Jameses, the Joe Montanas, the Tom Bradys ... there's a uniqueness to them. There's something to them. Yes, you can see talent. But there's this other stuff that you cannot see until you really get around it every day."

The "It" factor which Swinney is referring to helped Watson lead Clemson last season to their first National Championship since 1981. In 2016, Watson completed 388 passes out of 579 attempts for 4593 yards and 41 passing touchdowns with 17 interceptions for an adjusted QBR of 84.9.

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