Watson was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month for October, becoming the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to win the award. He joined Barry Sanders (1989), Edgerrin James (1999), Mike Anderson (2000) and Kareem Hunt (2017) as the only rookies to win the league's player of the month award.
Not surprisingly, Watson also was named the AFC Rookie of the Month for October.
Watson completed 77 of 124 passes for 1,171 yards with 16 touchdowns and five interceptions in four games last month. The 22-year-old added 21 carries for 145 yards and a rushing touchdown.
He is tied for the NFL lead with 19 passing touchdowns, the most any NFL player has recorded through his first seven games.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for October. Wentz completed 89 of 148 passes for 1,247 yards with 14 touchdowns and three interceptions for the Eagles (7-1).
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen was named NFC Defensive Player of the Month after recording 6.0 sacks over the five-game span. He has collected a sack in all eight contests this season, tying a franchise record for consecutive games with a sack held by Jim Marshall (1969) and Jared Allen (2011).
Buffalo Bills safety Micah Hyde intercepted four passes in October en route to being named AFC Defensive Player of the Month. Hyde leads the league in interceptions with five, and the Bills lead the NFL in takeaways and turnover margin.
Kansas City Chiefs rookie kicker Harrison Butker made 18 field goals in October to claim AFC Special Teams Player of the Month honors while Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein grabbed the NFC award after converting 14 attempts.