He has collected a sack in all eight contests this season, tying a franchise record for consecutive games with a sack held by Jim Marshall (1969) and Jared Allen (2011).
Watson on Thursday tore an ACL during Thursday's practice and is done for the season, the NFL Network reported. Watson was listed as a limited participant in practice with a knee injury. A non-contact injury. MRI coming to confirm. He led NFL QBs in rushing yards and was tied for first with 19 touchdowns in the air.
Watson passed for 400 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for 50 yards this past Sunday against the Seahawks, becoming the first player in National Football League history to put up those numbers in a game, according to Elias.
The performance helped make him the first rookie quarterback to ever win AFC Offensive Player of the Month honors on Thursday.
Watson pervioulsy played with a torn ACL before during his freshman year as Clemson Tigers quarterback, succeeding to help in the victory over the South Carolina Gamecocks in 2014.
The devastating injury means that Tom Savage, who started the season as the No. 1 QB, will start this weekend and in the foreseeable future.