It’s amazing how much things can change in just a short amount of time.
Prior to the weekend, first year Texans head coach David Culley last spoke to the media in March, claiming that Deshaun Watson was the teams quarterback, despite the former Clemson star’s trade demand.
“He is our quarterback,” Culley said in March. “He’s the only guy we got under contract at this time, right now.”
Since then, things have changed dramatically. Watson is currently under investigation and his immediate future is in doubt. The Texans have since signed Teddy Bridgewater and Ryan Finley, as well as spending their first pick of the 2021 NFL Draft on former Stanford quarterback Davis Mills.
Whatever eventually happens with Watson’s legal issues, it’s painfully obvious that the marriage between the Texans and their franchise quarterback is all but over. When asked about Watson after the start of minicamp, Culley gave a very deflective answer that totally contradicted what was said back in March.
“We have nothing to say about that situation at this time,” Culley said Saturday. “(Texans chairman Cal McNair) and ownership a few weeks back indicated about how our organization feels about the situation. I think when (general manager Nick Caserio) was on not long ago, he also mentioned that the legal process was in effect right now and we’re going to respect that and go from there.”