Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson is going the extra mile to stay healthy - literally.
According to FOX NFL insider Jay Glazer, the Texans insisted that Watson take the bus (a 12-hour trip) instead of a plane to Jacksonville for their game against the Jaguars.
The Texans were concerned that the air pressure at high altitudes could be harmful to Watson's bruised lung and injured ribs.
Watson has started every game for the Texans this season, throwing for 1,798 yards, nine TDs and seven INTs. He is also completing 64.5% of his passes.
Last year, Watson looked on pace for a Rookie of the Year with 19 TDs through his first seven games. On the ground, he also had 269 rushing and two TDs on 7.5 yards per carry. Unfortunately, Watson suffered a season-ending injury midway through the season.
In 2018, now the full-time starter, Watson has been slightly less efficient but has been sacked more than any other player in the league.