BREAKING: Houston Texans Coach Names Tyrod Taylor as Starter over Deshaun Watson

Published 09/06/2021, 1:07 PM EDT
Sep 13, 2020; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) throws during the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports


Houston Texans are undergoing a transition period under new head coach Dave Culley. They are in a period of rebuilding and were hoping that star quarterback Deshaun Watson will be their key man when the season starts in 2021. The former Clemson Tigers quarterback threw for 4,823 yards with 33 passing TDs against 7 interceptions.

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Dec 27, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) rolls out of the pocket against the Cincinnati Bengals during the third quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas-based franchise finished last in their division with a 4-12 record. Their poor record saw former coach Bill O’Brien get the sack in the summer with Dave Culley taking up his first head coach position. However, the Texans have been hit with a major shocker as Culley confirmed that Watson will start the season on the bench.

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Tyrod Taylor named as Houston Texans starter over Deshaun Watson

Speaking to the media ahead of NFL opening week, Houston Texans head coach Dave Culley confirmed that star quarterback Deshaun Watson is not the first choice starter this season.

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“Not a very vocal guy, but first guy in, last one to leave. I have seen him a little bit more going into 11th year more vocal than he has been. I think those experiences have helped him be in position to lead our football team,” coach Culley told ESPN reporter Aaron Wilson.

Aug 24, 2019; Carson, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks (56) grabs Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) in the backfield during the first quarter at Dignity Health Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Taylor last featured in the NFL for the Los Angeles Chargers last season. He was released in the offseason after the emergence of rookie Justin Herbert.

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Fans will be curious to see if Watson does feature for the Texans this year. His trade request is still in play along with ongoing legal issues. Watch this space for more.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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