Houston Texans officially name veteran Tyrod Taylor starting QB

David Culley, Texans coach confirms that Tyrod TAY will be the starting quarterback against the Jaguars. (0:23).
HOUSTON -- Tyrod TAYLOR was officially appointed the Houston Texans' starting quarterback and will make his debut against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Coach David Culley announced Monday that Tyrod Taylor would be our quarterback.

Although the announcement was not unexpected, Culley declined to make it official before Monday morning.

The Texans' 53 man roster also includes Quarterback Deshaun Wilson. However, Watson will be a healthy scratch for Houston game days. Watson, who asked for a trade in January faces 22 civil lawsuits over allegations of inappropriate behavior and sexual assault.

Houston is unlikely to see the quarterback in 2021, despite the fact that he was not restricted from participating in team activities or taking part in games by NFL.

Third-round draft pick Rookie Davis Mills will serve as Taylor's back up. Houston also has Jeff Driskel (Texans quarterback) on its practice team.

After two seasons spent with the Los Angeles Chargers, Taylor, 32, signed a one year contract with the Texans. Taylor was the Los Angeles Chargers' season opener in 2020. However, Taylor was injured the week after a Chargers team doctor attempted to administer a painkiller injection.

He is a 10-year veteran who has made 47 starts over his career. He has rushed for 1,850 yards, 16 touchdowns, and passed for 9,770 yards with 54 touchdowns.