The defending ACC champions from Clemson wrap up the spring football practice season with their annual spring game. The only problem for Clemson in the spring game is there are two teams but only one Deshaun Watson. In an effort to keep things as balanced as possible, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has decided Watson will play for both teams.
This will be the first time fans have had a chance to witness Watson on the field since his Vince Young-like performance in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, albeit in a loss to Alabama. Watson enters the season as one of the preseason favorites to win the Heisman Trophy, joining Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey and LSU’s Leonard Fournette as frontrunners for the stiff-arm trophy. Watson has very little to prove today though, and the primary focus should be to keep him healthy when the Tigers leave the field and call it a spring.
He may get a chance to play for both teams, and Swinney will be sure to give the Clemson fans a good amount of Watson, but do not count on seeing Watson play the majority of the spring game.