Deshaun Watson Biography
Deshaun Watson (Derrick Deshaun Watson) is an American football quarterback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL).
In 2016, he played college football at Clemson, leading the team to a national championship win. The Texans selected Watson in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 12th overall.
Watson led the Texans to consecutive division titles between 2018 and 2019, and led the league in passing yards in 2020, following a strong rookie season cut short by injury. In each of his three seasons as Houston’s starting quarterback, he was named to the Pro Bowl. He has the highest career completion rate of any person in history.
Deshaun Watson Age
Watson was born on September 14, 1995, in Gainesville, Georgia. He is 25 years of age as of 2020.
Deshaun Watson Height
Watson stands at a height of 1.88m.
Deshaun Watson Family
Watson was born Deann Watson and Don Richardson. He was raised in Gainesville, Georgia alongside his siblings Detrick Watson, Tinisha Watson, and Tyreke Watson.
Deshaun Watson Girlfriend
Watson is in a relationship with Jilly Anais. They started dating back in 2019. Jilly has remained silent on Watson’s accusations.
Deshaun Watson Education
Watson attended Gainesville High School and later went to Clemson College where he played football and led the team to a national championship win in 2016.
Deshaun Watson Career
Watson was expected to be a first-round selection by the majority of scouts and analysts coming out of Clemson. Sports Illustrated, Pro Football Focus, and ESPN all rated him as the best quarterback available in the draft. NFLDraftScout.com rated him as the second-best quarterback.
Watson was selected in the first round (12th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. The Texans received the selection in exchange for their 25th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and their first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft from the Cleveland Browns.
Watson signed a four-year, $13.84 million deal with the Texans on May 12, 2017, which included an $8.21 million signing bonus. Watson made his first regular-season start against the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 10, 2017. After Tom Savage was benched at halftime, he joined the game. He stayed in the game for the rest of it. He threw his first NFL touchdown pass to wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins in the third quarter. The Texans lost by a score of 29–7, and he finished with 102 passing yards, a touchdown, and an interception.
Deshaun Watson Sexual Assault Allegations
On March 16, 2021, a massage therapist from Houston, Texas filed a civil lawsuit against Watson, alleging that he touched her with the tip of his erect penis while asking for sex during a visit to her home for treatment in March 2020, according to plaintiff attorney Tony Buzbee. “I have never treated any woman with anything less than the highest regard,” Watson vigorously refuted Buzbee’s allegations.
The next day, Buzbee’s client, another massage therapist, said Watson had met her at The Houstonian Hotel in August 2020, fully undressed and refusing to cover up. Watson then instructed her to massage his anus and penis, and she made a movement that caused her to touch his penis, she said. Watson had only billed her half of what she had charged him for her services, according to the massage therapist. Buzbee later reported on Instagram that Watson had been named in nine lawsuits alleging abuse.
A third civil lawsuit was brought against Watson on March 18, 2021, claiming that in December 2020, Watson coerced a massage therapist to perform oral sex on him in an office building. Watson allegedly forced the massage therapist to perform oral sex on his penis, and she blacked out a few minutes later, according to the lawsuit. The therapist says she was shaken and defecated on herself after Watson left. On the same day, the NFL revealed that it would launch its own investigation into Watson’s sexual harassment claims.
On March 19, 2021, Buzbee announced that nine more civil suits had been filed against Watson (bringing the total number of civil suits against Watson to twelve) and that a total of 22 women had contacted his office about Watson’s behavior while receiving massages.
The number of lawsuits filed against Watson as of April 5, 2021, stands at 22, while 18 licensed massage therapists have since come out in support of the quarterback, claiming that the claims contradict their own encounters with him. After a complainant lodged an official report, the Houston Police Department said in a statement on April 2 that it had begun an investigation into Deshaun Watson. At a press conference on April 6, two of the 22 women who filed complaints against Watson publicly named themselves.
Deshaun Watson Net Worth
Watson has an estimated net worth of about $20 million.