The NFL has finalized its list of the top 100 players in the league heading into the 2021 regular season. Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson came in at No. 18.
The video that coincided with Watson’s top 100 ranking has gone viral on social media.
“Nobody knows when Deshaun Watson will take the field again. His future is uncertain, but his talent is unquestioned” the narrator in the video says.
Watson has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 20 women. He remains under investigation for the accusations.
The Deshaun Watson NFL Top 100 clip is so gloomy and awkward. Video lasts just one minute and 20 seconds, they had no players talk about him, and they started off with: “Nobody knows when Deshaun Watson will take the field again. His future is uncertain.” pic.twitter.com/S0OGD4ADjz
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) August 22, 2021
While some have argued that Watson shouldn’t have been on the list, as Sporting News notes, it wasn’t necessarily up to the league:
In truth, it wasn’t the NFL’s choice. The annual Top 100 is voted on by the players rather than the league or NFL Network. The players selected Watson — who led the NFL with 4,823 passing yards last season — for the fourth consecutive year. The No. 18 ranking is the highest of his career.
Of course, the NFL is still producing and publishing the list. The league could have just eliminated Watson and explained that he would not be part of the list until his legal situation is cleared up.
The Texans, meanwhile, are set to open the regular season on Sunday, Sept. 12 against the Jaguars.
It remains to be seen if Watson will play the 2021 season.
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