Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson confirmed reports that he is a man of impeccable character on Wednesday afternoon when he donated his first NFL game check to three team employees who lost everything during Hurricane Harvey.
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The three employees Watson helped work in the team cafeteria at NRG Stadium. With a base salary of $465,000 in 2017, the former Clemson star and 2017 first-round pick is set to earn $29,062.50 per game. Because of Watson’s generosity, each of the women received close to $10,000.
“For what y’all do for us everyday, and never complain. I really appreciate y’all,” Watson told the employees (via HoustonTexans.com). “I wanted to give my first game check to y’all to help y’all out in some type of way. Hopefully that helps you out and helps you get back on your feet. Anything else y’all need, I’m always here to help.”
For those who have followed Watson’s football career this act of kindness should come as no surprise.
Watson has settled in nicely as Houston’s starting quarterback. He had an impressive performance in his second career NFL start against the New England Patriots in Week 3, and his play will likely be the deciding factor in whether the Texans return to the postseason in 2017.