Texans QB Tyrod Taylor to start Week 1 against Jacksonville Jaguars

By , SportsRadio 610

With just six days left until the Texans open their regular season at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars, head coach David Culley has finally named a starting quarterback.

Tyrod Taylor will lead the Texans behind at center in Week 1, closing the door on any speculation that Deshaun Watson might appear in the game.

The Texans' quarterback situation is complicated, of course. Watson is their best player, last year's passing leader, and is still on the roster. But he wants to be traded, and is also facing at least 22 allegations of sexual misconduct by women he hired for massage therapy.

Texans general manager Nick Caserio said last week that Watson's situation is a "day-to-day" endeavor and did not rule out the possibility of him playing.

Meanwhile, Taylor said last week he had not been told whether he was starting Week 1, rather always preparing like a starter.

Culley said they had not indicated to anyone who would be starting at that point. Monday's clarification makes it official.

Expect to see the Tyrod Taylor era to begin Sunday.

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