Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson and 3 more unknowns in ’21

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

When it comes to the Houston Texans, Deshaun Watson and other aspects of the 2021 roster, the simple answer is there really aren’t any concrete answers just quite yet, especially when it comes to the Texans quarterback position.

Though it seems quite likely Watson won’t be wearing the No. 4 jersey of the Houston Texans ever again, nothing is official, no trade has been made, and he’s still on the roster of the Houston Texans.

There are other Texans quarterbacks on the roster ready to fill the possible vacated spot under center, with Tyrod Taylor being the veteran offseason signing as what can only be assumed as an insurance policy if and most likely when Deshaun Watson isn’t on the roster of the Houston Texans sometime this summer.

It is a shame that the talented Watson has not only asked to be traded, but his off-the-field issues haven’t helped matters either, leaving the Texans playing the waiting game for the status of Watson, which will likely end up with Houston gaining  solid draft pick once – and if – a trade is able to be made.

That scenario still leaves an unknown for the Texans for as to who will be the next starting quarterback, and that change from Deshaun Watson to either the aforementioned Taylor, Jeff Driskel, or rookie Davis Mills affects the entire offense of the Houston Texans.

Losing the NFL passing leader isn’t easy for any team, but especially it would be very tough for the Texans because Watson is not only a playmaker with his arm, but his athletic ability to keep plays alive with his running ability was a big part of the Texans’ offense since he joined the team and took over at quarterback in 2016 as a first-round pick.

None of the Texans quarterback option are at the level that Deshaun Watson was at in ’20, but the feeling is the Texans will be moving on from their quarterback, and though we might know what the ’21 answer is for the position, the unknown for the Houston Texans past ’21 is what is the long-term answer for the franchise at the most important position of the team?

Besides quarterback, here are three more unknowns for the Houston Texans for this offseason as they continue to get closer to training camp late next month.

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