But Watson may have made his best pass this week, when he donated his first game check to help three women who work in the team's cafeteria.
Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area hard, leaving devastating flooding and damage in its wake and destroying the homes of many residents. "I really appreciate you all so I wanted to give my first game check to you all to help you all out some type of way so here you guys go".
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The workers were understandably were emotional after Watson gave them checks.
Watson, who has a base salary of $465,000, donated a check for $27,353.
"I'm excited to do a little surprise for the cafeteria ladies that's (sic) been helpful for all us", said Watson in a video shared thousands of times on Twitter as of 8 p.m. Wednesday.