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Texans name QB Tyrod Taylor Week 1 starter; Deshaun Watson's future still up in the air

The Texans signed Taylor in March after months of dealing with Watson and all the drama surrounding him.

HOUSTON — The Houston Texans have officially named Tyrod Taylor their starting quarterback for the season opener Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to CBSSports.com

Head coach David Culley made the announcement Monday after months of dealing with Deshaun Watson and all the drama surrounding him.

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The news came as no surprise, according to CBS Sports, but Taylor, who was signed in March, said last week he hadn't officially been told anything.

After the ugly 2020 season ended, Watson insisted he be traded. That hasn't happened yet, and though Watson reported to camp, he didn't play in the preseason. 

According to reports, the Texans will declare him inactive all season and would have to pay his $10 million salary.

To add to the mess, Watson is the target of 22 lawsuits by massage therapists accusing him of sexual misconduct.

There have been no criminal charges but HPD and the FBI are looking into the allegations, according to attorney Tony Busby, who represents the women. 

Rusty Harden, Watson's attorney, continues to insist his client is innocent.