Watson’s job as quarterback is a little more complex. As soon as he releases the ball, he’s already thinking about the next play. Since learning the offense first in the seventh grade, he’s become much more comfortable with the assignments and concepts of what the players around him are supposed to do.
“To me, it was easy to catch on,” Watson said. “I’m always reading the coverages and looking for any weaknesses in the defense.”
In the pregame, Watson says that offensive coaches tell him the first 13 plays they’ll run in order, so he doesn’t have to stop and think about it.
He’s also got three sets of instructions to call out to the rest of the offense at the line of scrimmage, so that every one is on the same page: One to the running backs, and assignments to carry out for each side of the wide receivers.
“The best thing for us is that, we know if we do our job, Deshaun will always do his job,” England said. “Our offensive line prides itself on giving a championship effort on every play.”