The Houston Texans have announced that Tyrod Taylor will start at the quarterback position for the first week of the season.
“Tyrod Taylor will start for us at quarterback, for sure,” Houston Texans Head Coach David Culley told reporters on Monday.
Rookie quarterback Davis Mills will serve as the backup while Jeff Driskel leads the practice squad. Last year’s starting quarterback, Deshaun Watson, is not expected to play for the Texans this season due to a myriad of issues including trade demands and allegations of sexual assault.
Taylor last led a franchise as the team’s starting quarterback twelve months ago in San Diego. However, his run as the Chargers starting quarterback “accidentally” punctured his lung while giving him painkillers.
Over the course of 10 seasons, he’s thrown for more than 9,500 yards, 54 touchdowns. In addition, he’s run for 16 touchdowns and 1,850 yards.