He mother told him gettin an education was the main reason she wanted him to come to Clemson. So I think he does what Tajh and CJ both did and stay all four years. He hasn't redshirted so it won't be 5 years.
NCSU replay this weekend for the first time and I was amazed (again) with the play of number 4. That kid 'has it' and if he stays healthy, this will be another super year. Obviously the OL will need to improve during the off season but everything else seems to be in place.
I can't believe we let that FSU game get away from us last year. How did we let that backup QB beat us??? College football is a great game. GO TIGERS
DW is an extremely good player, but he's gotta stay healthy
Apr 21, 2015, 8:21 AM
all that talent means nothing when you're on the sidelines injured. Whether its just been bad luck or whatever, he's got to learn to take care of his body on the field. dont play scared, but play smart.
As well. We all act like DW was our tenured starter but that was his first time playing at a high level for more than just a series. So it was our backup against their backup. He eventually left no doubt as to who our starter would be going forward to do as well as he did as a 18 year old against their defense of nfl talent and to see where FSUs red shirt sophomore QB was in his development was a huge refreshing gap. A greeny taking the number 1 team to the mat and beating them was great to see. Now if everyone else would have been better then we would've seen our tigers in the playoff or very close to it
He was a class act and a winner. His QB skills dont translate to the NFL, but in college he was good enough at throwing to get the job done. Plus he was tough as nails and his teammates played hard for him.
By the time DW is done here, he may change my mind, but right now its Tebow. Pure winner.
The whole state of the Clemson football program is on the back of Deshaun Watson. He cannot get hurt. The coaches and team need him and the bar is the natl championship this year or next. The expectations in Tiger Town are higher than they have been since Hatfield blew it with Ford's retuning personnel.
The good news is the natl media has not yet bought in. In ESPN's mind, all three Ohio St. QB's are better than 95% of college starters and all the publicity is right now in Columbus, OH. My belief is if this hypothesis is true, the 95% does not include D-Wat.
If Watson performs to his own expectations, there will be a coming out party for our team, our coaches and our fans that has not been seen in Tigertown since ... you guessed it ... the Ford years.
I love that we have DW, if only for 2 more years. But to answer the question - I'd go with Cam Newton, but with is final year experience and play-making ability. Cam kept any drive alive that needed 2-3 yards. That's uncanny IMO.
That being said - overall, I'd just stick with DW and hope he stays healthy.