Deshaun Watson is the real deal. In fact, he is more than the real deal, he is a future superstar in the making. The former Clemson Tigers star quarterback has shown the naysayers that he is more than capable of making the jump from college to the pro level, and he is arguably one of the best QBs in the game today.

Watson sets record in Texans big win

The Houston Texans evened their record at 3-3 on the season and Deshaun Watson was a big reason why. Watson set a NFL record on Sunday afternoon as he became the first rookie in NFL history to have three or more touchdown passes in three consecutive games.

Watson finished the game 17-of-29 for 225 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. Watson has now thrown for 15 touchdowns and rushed for two more, bringing his season total to 17. To put it in perspective as to how well Watson’s career has gotten off to, last season Texans quarterbacks Brock Osweiler and Tom Savage threw a combined 15 touchdown passes the entire season. There are still 10 games to go! Sounds hard to believe, but it is true.

ESPN indicates that according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Watson’s 17 TDs in the first six games of a season breaks the record once held by Mark Rypien and Kurt Warner who each had 16. Watson is walking in some good company so far in his young career.

Rookie of the Year odds

As we creep towards the halfway point of the season, it is not too early to start talking about who will win the 2017 NFL Rookie of the Year award.

After the first week of play, Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt introduced himself to the world by having a coming out party against the New England Patriots.

However, after Deshaun Watson took over as the starting quarterback for the Texans, he quickly took over as the new heavy favorite - and he hasn’t looked back.The Sporting News reports that Watson’s odds have fallen from 2/3 to 1/2 in the past week according to online sportsbook Bovada. Hunt is now listed at even money, or 11/10.

Right behind Watson and Hunt is Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette. Fournette is a long shot compared to Hunt and Watson on the Vegas odds board, as he is currently listed at 25/1.

Personal records or awards aside, Watson knows what it is like to win a championship and would love nothing else but to help the Texans win the AFC South division and make a deep run into the postseason. Right now, Houston is tied with the Jaguars for first place in the AFC South.