David Culley confirms Tyrod Taylor is Texans’ Week One starting quarterback

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Last week, Tyrod Taylor said he hadn’t been told whether he’s the Texans’ starting quarterback. Now the world has been told.

Texans coach David Culley confirmed today that Taylor will be under center when the Texans open their season against the Jaguars.

“Tyrod Taylor will start at quarterback for us, for sure,” Culley said.

That’s not a surprise, but it is a reminder of just how weird the quarterback situation in Houston is. Deshaun Watson, one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, is on the roster, but no one knows when or if he’ll play again. Watson is facing lawsuits, a potential NFL suspension and even possibly criminal charges over accusations brought by massage therapists who say he sexually assaulted them. Watson is also insisting that he does not want to play for the Texans ever again. Trades have been discussed, but so far nothing has happened.

Whether Watson becomes the Texans’ starting quarterback again remains to be seen. For now, the job is Taylor’s.

10 responses to “David Culley confirms Tyrod Taylor is Texans’ Week One starting quarterback

  1. “Tyrod your the starter” Baltimore – “Awesome!” Buffalo – “Amazing!” Cleveland – “Sweet!” Chargers – “Terrific… Ouch!!!” Houston – “gee thanks, this is… swell”

  2. It makes you wonder if the Texans have a handshake agreement in the NFL where if the Texans don’t play him the league won’t put him on the exempt list.

  3. If Watson was smart and obviously he’s not too smart. He would’ve settled this mess took a suspension and moved on to Miami. Now I think he has a shot at a permanent ban. I believe EVERYONE is innocent till proven guilty but 22 different woman saying the same thing is just too much to take a chance on. No team should trade for him..way too hot.

  4. I don’t think anyone envisioned this scenario back in March. Watson reporting, but not playing, on the roster but no real intent to be a part of the team, nothing at all resolved with his legal situation, no league action, and also, not traded or likely to be anytime soon.

  5. Why not just play Watson until you can’t? The backlash would be directed at Goodell and the NFL for not suspending him. That’s not the Texans’ job.

  6. @ chickensalad “Why not just play Watson until you can’t? The backlash would be directed at Goodell and the NFL for not suspending him. That’s not the Texans’ job.”

    The Texans do not want to risk Watson getting injured. If he plays and gets injured they can’t trade him in the spring before the draft.

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