While all eyes were on Patrick Mahomes and his contract earlier this offseason, another name with another deserving extension hopes to sign before the season -- Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.
This is a no-brainer for Houston -- the team that is no longer "one quarterback away" now has their long-term guy.
Watson is someone you can build a franchise around, which is what the Texans have been doing. One head-scratcher, however, was trading away his best weapon, receiver DeAndre Hopkins, earlier this year. Watson is versatile enough that he should be able to overcome this, and then some. An extension should give him some confidence and something to fall back on.
Watson being in Houston long-term, is excellent for both sides.