David Culley: Deshaun Watson is Texans' Quarterback 'Right Now'
Is the Texans' stance on not trading their franchise quarterback softening? It appears so.
On an episode of the "Huddle and Flow" podcast, Houston head coach David Culley said that Deshaun Watson is the Texans' "starting quarterback right now."
Culley when asked if Watson will be their starting QB in Week 1 of the 2021 season: "He is our starting quarterback right now. He is our starting quarterback. Things happen between now and then. We'll see what happens."— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) March 11, 2021
The "right now" is the key phrase there.
The Texans have said all offseason that they would not give in to Watson's trade demands and force the former Clemson QB to sit out training camp and the regular season. But this is the first time that someone in charge has started to hedge a little bit.
Watson, if you haven't heard, is "extremely unhappy" with the franchise that drafted him after they ignored his suggestions for Bill O'Brien's replacement as Texans coach and continued to empower culture-coach-turned-power-hungry-football-executive Jack Easterby.
Watson has reportedly vowed to never play another snap for Houston. Teams are so desperate to trade for three-time Pro Bowler that they have reportedly resorted to leaving voicemails for the Texans.
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