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WATCH: DeShaun Watson throws first NFL TD to DeAndre Hopkins

Texans rookie QB Deshaun Watson looks strong in NFL preseason debut
Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

It was anything but normal, but Houston Texans rookie quarterback DeShaun Watson closed out his first NFL possession with a touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins.

The drive appeared to be over not once, but twice. It first looked like Houston would have to settle for a field goal when a third-and-long pass from Watson fell incomplete. But a penalty gave the Texans new life. Then, Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack intercepted Watson, but that, too, was negated by an illegal hands to the face penalty on Dante Fowler Jr.

Watson replaced the ineffective Tom Savage to start the second half after Houston fell behind 19-0 in the first half.