Derrick Deshaun Watson is an American footballer who plays quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the NFL. In 2016, he led the team to a national championship while playing college football at Clemson. The Houston Texans selected Deshaun in the 1st round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Deshaun had a productive rookie season but was shortened by injury. In 2018 ad 2019, he guided the Texans to consecutive division titles and 2020 led the league in passing yards in 2020. In addition, for his performance, Deshaun received Pro Bowl honors in his 3 seasons as Houston’s primary starter. Further, he is one of the players with the highest completion percentage of all time and is 2nd in all-time career passer rating. In 2022 Deshaun signed a five-year contract worth $230 million.
Deshaun Watson Returned To NFL After 700 Days
Deshaun Watson returned to the NFL on Sunday after 700 days away from the league and made his debut for the Cleveland Browns. He heard tease before taking each snap throughout the 1st half in his 1st game since returning from an 11-game suspension, a result of sexual misconduct. Deshaun’s debut was against the Houston Texans, where he was a 3-time Pro Bowl pick in 4 seasons.
After an interception gave the Browns their 1st possession, Deshaun threw a pair of incomplete passes.
Several Browns fans during the game were uncomfortable cheering for Deshaun and said they were cheering for the jersey and the team. Thought several Deshaun fans asked for signed jerseys behind the end zone.
The Browns beat the Texans in the match with 2 defensive touchdowns and a great team score. Deshaun finished 12-of-22 passing for 131 yards and 1 interception; he recorded his NFL career’s worst passer rating at 53.4.
Deshaun Watson Early Life:
Deshaun was born on 14th September 1995 in Gainesville, Georgia. He is a Christian, and later, after moving to Houston to play for the Texans, he converted to the Southern Baptist Convention.
When Deshaun was 11 (in 2006), Atlanta Falcons player Warrick Dunn donated a home to Deshaun’s family through a charity organization.
In 2017, Deshaun donated his 1st NFL game cheque amounting to around $27,000 to 3 NRG Stadium cafeteria employees affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Deshaun Watson Family Background:
Deshaun’s parents are Deann Watson and Don Richardson. Deshaun has 3 siblings, 1 elder and two younger, named Detrick (older brother), Tyreke Watson (younger brother), and Tinisha Watson (younger sister).
Deshaun was raised by a single mother and worked multiple jobs to fulfill his family’s basic needs. However, after she was diagnosed with Cancer, Deshaun and Detrick had to take on the responsibility of the family.
Deshaun Watson Education:
Deshaun attended Gainesville High School and played for the Red Elephants football team. He won the starting spot, becoming head coach Bruce Miller’s first-ever freshman quarterback. Further, in 2014, Deshaun enrolled at Clemson University and represented Clemson Tigers. In 2016, he graduated with a degree in communication.
Deshaun Watson Physical stats:
Deshaun stands 6 ft 2 in tall and weighs around 98 kg. He has an athletic build and straight sexuality. Further, he has black hair and dark brown eyes. Deshaun’s distinctive features include a toned physique, towering frame, close-cropped hair, sports a trimmed goatee, a pleasant smile, and tattoos on both his arms.
Deshaun Watson Birth Signs:
According to Deshaun’s birthdate, he falls under the zodiac Virgo; currently, he is 27 years old. His birth flower is Morning glory, and his birth sign element is Earth. Further, his ruling planet is Mercury, and the opposite sign is Pisces.
Deshaun Watson Net worth:
Deshaun’s estimated net worth is around $60 million. After playing college football for Clemson, Deshaun joined the NFL in 2017 when the Houston Texans drafted him.
In 2017 he signed a four-year contract worth $13.84 million with a signing bonus of $8.21 million. Further, in September 2020, Deshaun signed a four-year contract worth $156 million extension and a signing bonus of $27 million. In March 2022, he signed a 5-year contract worth $230 million with the Cleveland Browns and a signing bonus of $45 million.
Deshaun also endorsers popular brands like Nike, Apple, Beats By Dre, Rolex, Samsung, Lefty’s Famous Cheesesteaks, Gillette, Reliant Energy, Raising Cane’s, Epix, Verizon, Oikos, Texas-based grocer H-E-B, Zurvita.
Deshaun Watson Relationship Status:
Deshaun has been dating Jillyann Anais Moor since 2019; Jilly is a model, social media influencer, singer, and actor. The couple first met in a restaurant in Los Angeles while attending different parties.
Deshaun Watson Career:
High school and College career:
During his high school career, Deshaun set several state records, including 17134 total yards, 218 total touchdowns, 13077 career passing yards, and 155 career passing touchdowns. In addition, he rushed for 4,057 yards and 63 touchdowns. In his junior year, Deshaun won a state championship and earned recognitions like Junior All-American, 2014 Top 100 Recruit, and 2014 Player to Watch. Deshaun led Gainesville to the state semifinals during his junior and senior years.
On 1st February 2012, Deshaun committed to Clemson University, and by ESPN 300, for the 2014 class, he was ranked as the top quarterback recruit. Deshaun played 38 college games. Below is the list of awards achieved by him during his college career:
- 2017 ACC Athlete of the Year
- 2017 Best Male College Athlete ESPY Award winner
- 2016 Heisman Trophy runner-up
- 2016 Davey O’Brien Award winner
- 2016 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award winner
- 2016 Manning Award winner
- 2016 ACC Athlete of the Year
- 2016 Second Team All-ACC
- 2016 Clemson Strength All-American
- 2015 Heisman Trophy finalist
- 2015 Davey O’Brien Award winner
- 2015 Manning Award winner
- 2015 consensus All-American
- 2015 ACC Offensive Player of the Year
- 2015 ACC Player of the Year
Houston Texans drafted Deshaun in 2017, the 1st round of the NFL Draft. On 12th May 2017, the Texans signed him to a four-year contract with $13.84 million with a signing bonus of $8.21 million. On 10th September 2017, he made his 1st regular-season appearance against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He threw his 1st NFL touchdown in the 3rd quarter, a 4-yard pass finishing with 102 passing yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. He earned honors like AFC Offensive Player of the Month, AFC Offensive Player of the Week, and the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month.
On 2nd November, Deshaun tore his ACL during practice. In 7 games during his rookie year, Deshaun recorded 1,699 passing yards, 19 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions; he also rushed for 269 yards and 2 touchdowns. On 8th November, he underwent surgery to repair the ACL on his right knee. During the season, despite the injuries, He was ranked 50th by his team players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018 list and also was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team. He finished the regular season scoring a career-high 4,165 passing yards, 9 interceptions, 26 touchdowns, 551 rushing yards, and 5 rushing touchdowns.
Deshaun first appeared in his postseason appearance, completing 29 of 49 passes for 235 yards. On 21st January 2019, he was named to his 1st Pro Bowl and ranked 51st by his team players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2019 list.
Further, in 2020 in the season, Deshaun was the opener against the New Orleans Saints, scoring 20 of 30 passes for 268 yards, 3 touchdowns, 1 interception, 40 yards of rushing, and 1 touchdown. He was named twice for the season’s AFC Offensive Player of the Week. He finished the season scoring 3,852 passing yards, 12 interceptions, and 26 passing touchdowns, along with 413 rushing yards and 7 rushing touchdowns.
On 5th September 2020, Deshaun signed a four-year contract worth $177.5 million. He finished the 2020 season recording 4,823 passing yards, 33 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. His season was the best by all major statistical measures, leading in passing touchdowns, passer rating, and passing yards.
Following the 2020 season, Deshaun requested a trade after being dissatisfied with changes in the coaching staff and front office. The Texans were not ready to negotiate, which led to a standoff with Deshaun; during this time, he had sexual-harassment allegations. Further, despite his situation with the team, Deshaun participated in training camps and OTA activities on a limited basis.
Deshaun was not officially suspended or placed on any reserve list but was ruled out for every team’s game in 2021 under non-injury reasons/personal matters.
On 18th March 18, 2022, Deshaun and 1 other player were drafted pick and traded to the Cleveland Browns. As part of the trade, he signed a new five-year deal with the Browns worth $230 million; in NFL history, it was the largest contract and most guaranteed money.
Further, due to his sexual harassment allegations, Deshaun was suspended for 6 regular games to start the 2022 season and was only allowed to participate in preseason games. Later the NFL filed an appeal of the suspension seeking a fine and treatment for his conduct. Attorney General Peter C. Harvey reviewed the appeal.
On 18th August 2022, when the NFL and the NFLPA settled, Deshaun was suspended for the 2022 regular season’s first 11 games and fined $5 million.
On 28th November 2022, he was restored from his suspension by being officially added to the 53-man roster. In Week 13, Deshaun played his first game in 700 days and gave the worst passer rating of his NFL career at 53.4; he threw for 131 yards and 1 interception in the 27–14 win.
Allegations and lawsuits:
On 16th March 2021, a Houston Texans massage therapist filed a civil lawsuit against Deshaun, claiming that he asked to have intercourse, but he denied the claim. However, it was reported that Deshaun later contacted her and apologized for his actions. The following day, another massage therapist claimed that Deshaun had met her at the Houstonian Hotel in 2020 and asked for sexual pleasure from her. On 18th March 2021, a 3rd civil lawsuit was filed against Deshaun, alleging that he had forced her to perform oral sex.
On 19th March 2021, 9 more civil suits had been filed against Deshaun, and on 22nd March 2021, a 14th lawsuit was filed. Further, by 5th April 2021, 22 lawsuits were filed against him.
On 2nd April, after a complainant filed an official report, the HPD announced an investigation of Deshaun. Further, on 6th April, 2 out of the 22 women publicly identified themselves at a press conference.
Deshaun Watson Social Appearance:
Deshaun has an active profile on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, with around 1.4M, 1.4M, and 230K followers, respectively. He has a vast and beautiful collection of posts, but his Twitter account is locked.