Deron Williams talked to Houston Texans rookie quarterback DeShaun Watson on the latest episode of his podcast, Ballers and Brawlers.
In one of the most somber events of the NFL season to date, DeShaun tore his ACL and was ruled out for the season after starting his career with some electric plays and MVP buzz.
“It was frustrating. Before I got injured, my mindset was ‘I want it all, no matter how old I am or where I am in this league, I’m going to prove I can be successful in this league at a high level and do it consistently.’ So that was my mindset, my supporting cast around me was thinking the same way. Once I got the injury news, it was night and day switch. I knew I was getting better each and every week and enjoying the process that the setback [was difficult to deal with],” DeShaun said.
After Deron recently went skiing for the first time during his NBA hiatus, he wanted to know what activity DeShaun wants to do but cannot because of worrying about injuries for football.
“I want to go skydiving but if the parachute don’t work, that’s a big risk more life and death. But also just playing basketball. I love the game of basketball and I love to shootaround. Guys play in the offseason but at the same time, you have to play conservatively, can’t go too hard,” said DeShaun.
Deron divulged that he always wanted to play football during his NBA career and was frustrated so he joined a football league over the summer once. That reality ended quickly when Deron saw someone tear their ACL and promptly took himself out of the league.
To hear more, go here and download Episode 19 – Houston Rookie DeShaun Watson.