Instagram prostitutes aside Watson is 100x the QB Mac is.
This seems like a huge exaggeration - just based on measurables alone..
#1 Watson's arm is pretty mediocre coming out of Clemson.
Quarterback Ball Velocity at NFL Combine 2008-2020 (ourlads.com)
If you look at Deshaun Watson its 45/45 That's pretty awful. For comparison sake the consensus strongest arm in the league - Josh Allen is 62/62. Other strong arm QBs are well represented there as well. So it is a valid measurement.. Tom Brady for example says he can hit 61.
Most competent NFL QBs are around 55. Russell Wilson is right there.. I have no doubt his arm strength improved with NFL coaching. But still..
#2 Watson is not super fast.
(15) Deshaun Watson | 2017 NFL Combine 40 Yard Dash & All Drills | NFL Highlights HD - YouTube
Now this number is fine for QB - but Mac Jones is right there..at least according to his pro day times.
Don't get me wrong - Watson now is better then Mac Jones now - but I think people forget about how guys actually were coming out of school. From a tools perspective there is not a lot separating the two players.. surprisingly enough. Mac Jones is hungry and wants to prove himself. So I think he can add 10% to his arm and really blossom.
Hopefully we don't give up on him and we get to find out. Even if he doesn't pan out - I think we can always try some other talented but hard to coach type that would be available cheap..