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Tyrod Taylor signs one-year, $12 million deal with the Texans

Taylor gets a chance to backup Deshaun Watson.

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After two seasons backing up quarterbacks in Los Angeles, Taylor is moving on to the Houston Texans where’s being signed to a one-year, $12.5 million deal to go backup Deshaun Watson.

And heck, depending if Watson actually forces his way, Taylor could very well be starting NFL games in 2021.

Taylor started just one game for the Chargers, beginning the 2020 season as the starter against the Bengals. He completed 16-of-30 passes for 208 yards and zero touchdowns. One week later, he was the victim of a medical mishap that cost him his starting job and opened the door for Justin Herbert to take the NFL by storm.

Taylor was one of the most respected players on the entire Chargers’ roster during his two years in L.A. and he rightfully deserves another chance to start in this league. Whether that’s in Houston or somewhere else, I truly hope he gets the chance.