Jameis Winston is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback who is either going to throw an interception or make an amazing play every time he touches the ball.
Deshaun Watson is the Houston Texans quarterback who has led the team to a 9-5 record and put them in prime position for the playoffs.
Winston and Watson met on the field this Saturday when the two teams played one another. While they were both involved in this game and both playing quarterback, it’s important to remember that they are, in fact, two different people.
That was a tough thing for NFL Network’s Rich Eisen to keep track of during the first half.
— Christopher Reiss (@NFL_ChrisReiss) December 21, 2019
Someone please tell Rich Eisen that Deshaun WATSON plays for the Texans. And Jameis WINSTON plays for the Bucs. pic.twitter.com/pjty1hnqDk
— David Cole (@DColeNY) December 21, 2019
[Turn 🔊 up]pic.twitter.com/BoOPx2HPYF
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) December 21, 2019
It got to the point where Eisen finally (kinda) figured it out late in the second quarter. As he offered up a mea culpa, he also suggested that so long as he’s messing up the quarterback names, viewers might as well find a way to enjoy it.
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) December 21, 2019
“There’s too many Watsons and Winstons. If people are having a drinking game with how many times I’ve mixed it up, well, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere.”
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) December 21, 2019
To give Eisen a break, it also doesn’t help that Justin Watson is one of Tampa’s wide receivers, which means there’s a decent chance he’s thinking about “Winston to Watson” while remembering to say Winston after a catch by Watson, all while the other Watson watches Winston from the sidelines.
If you’re doing the Winston/Watson Drinking Game in the second half, please make sure you’ve got a designated driver. It could get crazy.