Less than 24 hours after the city of Houston began celebrating the success of the Astros winning the franchise's first ever World Series, it received the most disheartening news from the Texans practice field. Rookie quarterback sensation, and reigning AFC Offensive Player of October, Deshaun Watson tore his ACL in practice and won't play another down in the 2017 season. The devastation felt throughout the Texans organization and by the team's fans is possibly best summarized by these two words: Tom Savage. Going from Deshaun Watson to Tom Savage is like if you were a kid again and someone traveled back in time to show you the HD remake of Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time, but in your timeline Ocarina wouldn't be released in its crappy non-HD version for another 26 years, so when they went back to their original time all you had to play was Pong. I'd like you to go back if you can, almost two months ago when Texans head coach Bill O'Brien tried to convince all of us that Savage was Houston's bets option under center. Spoiler alert: he wasn't.
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