Look… I think that Deshaun Watson is one of the really good things about the NFL. He is both a star in the making and a genuinely good guy. The league needs 32 more QB’s and about 1000 more non-QB young men just like him.
But this story makes no sense to me.
The Texans put their superstar QB who can’t fly on a bus to Jacksonville? Nobody in the Office could drive him? Nobody could rent a limo or charter a tour bus? This is professional football, after all, and the Texans are such a penny-ante operation that they sent their QB on Greyhound?
Something here doesn’t add up…
The Houston Texans and quarterback Deshaun Watson are taking a number of precautions because of Watson’s bruised lungs and injured ribs, including keeping him off the team plane on the trip to Jacksonvillethis weekend, per Jay Glazer of Fox Sports:
✔@JayGlazerThe Texans, concerned about the effect air pressure could have on Deshaun Watson’s bruised lung and injured ribs, sent Watson to Jacksonville via bus — a 12-hour ride — instead of taking flight w team. Amazing what Watson has been playing through @NFLonFOX
During the week, Watson told reporters he was good enough to play.
“For sure, I wouldn’t be out there if it would’ve caused any more problems,” he said (h/t Herbie Teope of NFL.com). “I talked it over with my family [and] doctors and everything, and everything was fine. That’s the only reason why I was out there.”
Not good enough to travel in a plane, however.