If the season for the 2021 Houston Texans is going to be as bad as many believe it is going to be, that means some folks are going to have to take the blame, and for this franchise, there will most likely be plenty of blame to go around.
It is likely the Texans will have one of the worst records in all of the NFL if Deshaun Watson isn’t under center in ’21, and if the defense doesn’t show improvement from their poor outings from the ’20 season. The roster does look different compared to last year on the defensive side of the ball, but even with some veterans moving on to other teams, that doesn’t mean those signed to take their spots will be the right choices, either.
There have also been changes made on offense too, with Will Fuller signing with the Miami Dolphins and some new players joining the offense at varying positions, including quarterback, running back and wide receiver. There basically have been changes made on the offense at every position, so that unit will play much different than that of last season.
With all of the changes on the roster, the low expectations from those outside the organization, and a new front office and coaching staff, there are plenty of folks who can and most likely be scapegoats for this franchise in ’21. Next are four people from the Houston Texans organization who can be considered a scapegoat for this season.
4. Tyrod Taylor
The potential starting quarterback of the Houston Texans in ’21, Tyrod Taylor is on a one-year contract, and if things turn out like they currently are for Deshaun Watson, well, Taylor will be the Week 1 starter for the Texans when they face the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Many are already predicting the season opener, and nearly every game for the Houston Texans in ’21, to be a loss, and the first place on the field the blame goes to is at the quarterback position.
Taylor isn’t Watson by any means, but no matter how poorly this season ends up for the Texans, if it is as bad as many believe it is going to be, Taylor will be getting a lot of the blame. Taylor hasn’t had a 3,000-yard passing season since 2016, and he hasn’t had a full season as a starter since ’17 with the Buffalo Bills.
Taylor won’t be a terrible quarterback for the Texans, but if he is the starter, who is to even say he completes the season in the starting role? It wouldn’t be a surprise, if the Texans do start out the season poorly, that a change could be made at QB and we see rookie Davis Mills in that role, giving the Texans another excuse as to why their season isn’t what fans want it to be.