Good quarterbacks win big games, great quarterbacks win championships. Until early Tuesday morning, Clemson QB Deshaun Watson was in the good category. Then, with two remarkable and mistake free touchdown drives in the final four minutes of the Tigers’ national championship rematch with Alabama, Watson moved up in class.
All it took was a 1-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow with one second on the clock to give Clemson a 35-31 come-from behind victory and its first national championship in 35 seasons.
“”He’s the best player in the country,” said Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, taking a swipe at the Heisman voters who had Watson No. 2 on their Heisman ballot behind Louisville QB Lamar Jackson, “”It anybody doubts that, it’s just ridiculous.””
In two national championship games against Alabama–one Clemson lost, one Clemson won–Watson produced 941 yards and 8 TDS.
On Monday night, Deshaun Watson also helped Clemson produce a national championship, which earned him this week’s TMG Newsmaker of the Week Award.