Tyrod Taylor Ready To Step In For Deshaun Watson

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Looking for a brand new opportunity in Houston, veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor is joining his fifth team and is optimistic about his chances, especially since the Texans are in desperate need of stability.

He joins the Houston Texans during a heated offseason and a legal battle that may jeopardize Deshaun Watson’s chances of playing football. Because of the Watson drama, Taylor is ready to suit up, should the franchise need him for the 2021-2022 season.

The Texans signed Taylor to a one-year contract back in March 2021.

Tyrod spoke frankly of his new start in Houston by first addressing the elephant in the room: “Of course, yes, Deshaun played at a very high level. He’s played at a very high level throughout his career. I’ve been a fan of his, and I know him personally.”

He added, “But the opportunity to be able to start here is something that I look forward to.”

More than 20 women have filed civil lawsuits against Watson, so it is unlikely that he’ll lead the franchise during OTAs.

The addition of Tyrod Taylor comes at a time when the franchise has a rookie head coach and new general manager, so they will likely benefit from the veteran’s presence. Taylor played a mentor’s role with the Los Angeles Chargers, but now he’s also eager to get back on the field.

Taylor has weathered franchise dysfunction before. After all, he previously played for the Browns. That experience could help him be a cool head in the midst of crisis in Houston.

According to OutKick’s Meg Turner, Deshaun Watson’s deposition is currently set for February 2022.

Sometimes you can’t help but miss the brighter days of David Carr.

Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Jeopardy expert and grumpy sports fan that has watched every movie.


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  1. Tyrod is the Backup/Low level starter QB that can actually lead a team to the playoffs that teddy bridgewater has been sold to fans as over the past 5 seasons. I have no idea why Bridgewater gets that kind of praise and as many opportunities when Tyrod is better then him at every aspect of the position.

    • Bridgewater is way more talented as a pure passer. Tyrod is a great backup in specific ball control offenses, like Baltimore, but he doesn’t have the arm talent to run the modern offenses without major changes to playbooks. He should definitely be a backup for many teams out there, but I’m not sure this Texans offense is going to look anywhere near what it looked like with Watson. They’re going to be eating clock with the run game and slowing it down, which isn’t the worst idea in their situation actually.

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