Sure, it’s early. But what fun is football if we can’t get overly excited about our team’s rookies — regardless of how small the sample size may be.

Week 1 of the NFL season saw plenty of fresh faces shoot out of the gates and put up some impressive stats in their first pro football game that actually means something.

With that in mind, here are some of the most exciting rookie performances from the season openers, and why we’re already looking forward to seeing what they do in Week 2.

QB Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
Tom Savage was the Texans’ starting quarterback for all of two quarters of the 2017 season before he was yanked at halftime and replaced by 12th-overall pick Deshaun Watson in what turned out to be a flat season opener for the Texans against the Jaguars.

Watson completed 12 of 23 pass attempts for 102 passing yards and threw a touchdown in his first drive of the game, but he’ll need the offensive line to play a little tighter as he was sacked four times in two quarters of football.

.@deshaunwatson is tossing TDs!

The @Houstontexans rookie finds @deandrehopkins in the end zone! …read more


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