Houston Texans coach David Culley ended any hypothesis about Deshaun Watson’s standing on Monday after Tyrod Taylor was injured in the midst of the group’s loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Watson was a healthful scratch for the primary two weeks of the season, and Culley indicated at Sunday’s press convention there was a slight chance he would be vigorous for Week 3’s recreation within the course of the Carolina Panthers on Thursday evening time time. But all of that was put to leisure, saying Watson would be inactive.

Watson goes by 22 civil lawsuits alleging sexual assault and is the principle focus of various police complaints. He’s maintained his innocence all by however has not carried out a recreation for the rationale that 2020 season.

Rookie Davis Mills might begin the sport if Taylor is unable to go. Culley stated Jeff Driskel would be referred to as upon to be the backup quarterback if that’s the case.

TEXANS’ DAVIS MILLS THROWS FIRST CAREER TD PASS AFTER SUBBING FOR TYROD TAYLOR

Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills throws during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Cleveland.

Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills throws in the midst of the second half of an NFL soccer recreation within the course of the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Cleveland.
(AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

“He showed exactly what he has shown throughout training camp for us. We know he’s always one of those guys that when a bad thing happens, he comes back, he makes a play,” Culley stated of Mills. 

“He had the INT there and came back the next series and ended up just playing exactly like we thought he would play, it never bothered him at all. And basically, that’s what we expect from him, to be able to play that way when the adversity comes. He’s had some adversity and he’s responded very well to that, and he did a good job of doing that yesterday.”

Taylor is day-to-day with a hamstring damage and was set to get an MRI.

“If he’s able to go and ready to go, he’ll play,” Culley stated.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.