Tyrod Taylor starting for Texans amid Deshaun Watson scandal
In a move that was widely expected and has now been confirmed, the Houston Texans have named Tyrod Taylor their starting quarterback for the regular season.
Texans head coach David Culley announced the decision on Monday. The plan appears to be to keep Deshaun Watson on the roster but not active for games.
#Texans coach David Culley tells reporters that Tyrod Taylor will start at QB, which confirms what appeared clear: Deshaun Watson will sit on the roster but not play.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 6, 2021
Watson has been accused by numerous women of sexual assault and there hasn’t been a conclusion reached in those cases. With that being the reality Watson is staring at, the Texans are opting to wisely put him to the side for the time being while his legal matters play out.
Taylor was with the Los Angeles Chargers a year ago but after a doctor accidentally punctured his lung trying to give him a pain-killing shot, then rookie Justin Herbert took over the gig and never looked back.
Now Taylor is in Houston and the Texans have named him their QB1.
Expectations from the outside are wildly low for Houston this year. Most don’t expect them to compete in the AFC South and the bookmakers across the board has the Texans pegged as one of the teams to be near the bottom of the barrel in total wins.
With the Watson case still unraveling and J.J. Watt off to Arizona with the Cardinals, two of the most familiar faces for the franchise won’t be around in Week 1 and in Watson’s case, anytime soon.
Who knows though, maybe Tyrod Taylor will surprise and carry the Texans to more wins than what is expected.