Lamar Jackson Outshines Deshaun Watson in First NFL Meeting

Watson on Jackson: 'I'm proud of him'

Jeremy Branham
November 17, 2019 - 4:09 pm

USA TODAY

HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) – Lamar Jackson outshined Deshaun Watson in the first NFL matchup between the two superstar quarterbacks.

Jackson was 17-of-24 for 222 yards and four touchdowns through the air, while also rushing for 86 yards on nine carries.

“He’s a great player,” Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien summarized simply following the defeat at the hands of Baltimore and Jackson.

Watson struggled in the loss as he went 18-of-29 for 169 yards, was picked off once, lost a fumble and was sacked seven times in a game that the Texans’ offense could only muster 232 yards.  Watson failed to account for a touchdown, which was the first time that has occurred in his NFL career.

“We just didn’t execute today. The ball didn’t go our way. Baltimore did a good job of controlling what they could control, building momentum. We didn’t overturn that. I turned the ball over twice, but it happens, it’s the NFL,” Watson said following the loss.

After the game the two quarterbacks traded jerseys and Watson revealed what he wrote on the jersey he gave Jackson.

“I just wrote ‘always love, keep going, keep grinding.’ I wrote MVP on it,” Watson said.  “He’s like a brother to me, I’m proud of him and that’s what I told him.”

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