Houston Texans head coach David Culley said the team is committed to Deshaun Watson and have no alternate plans in place for the quarterback position.
“There is no contingency plan,” Culley said. “[Watson] is a Houston Texan, and that’s how we’re moving forward with it. We’re committed to him, as I said before.”
Culley denied any suggestion of conflict between the starting quarterback and the team, The Athletic reports.
“I don’t know about him not wanting to be a Houston Texan,” Culley said. “I just know he’s a Houston Texan. He’s ours, and we’re going to go with that.”
Culley implied Watson was committed to the team, as well.
“With the commitment we made to him, I feel like that same commitment would be made to us also,” he said.
When asked about Watson’s status going into the 2021 season Thursday on the NFL’s “Huddle&Flow” podcast, Culley was not as firm about Watson’s status, The Athletic reports.
“He is our starting quarterback as of right now,” Culley said.
Culley said, “Things happen between now and then … and we’ll see what happens,” but he emphasized that Watson is the starting quarterback “right now and hopefully in the future.”