Texans sign former Pro Bowl QB Tyrod Taylor

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The Houston Texans have gotten themselves an insurance policy, and it only cost $12.5 million in 2021.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Texans have agreed to sign quarterback Tyrod Taylor to a one-year deal worth up to $12.5 million. With this signing, the Texans may have a “contingency plan” given the team’s situation with disgruntled quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Taylor spent the 2020 season as a member of the Los Angeles Chargers. After starting during Week 1 of the Chargers’ 16-13 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, Taylor was replaced by rookie Justin Herbert after team doctors mishandled his rib injury.

He would go on to appear in two games last season throwing for 208 yards and completing 53.3 percent of his passes.

By joining the Texans, Taylor will have the opportunity to reunite with his former quarterback and now coach, David Culley. Taylor played under Culley during the 2017 season with the Buffalo Bills, where he recorded 2,799 passing yards and 14 touchdowns in 15 games.

A former Baltimore Ravens 2011 sixth-round pick, Taylor’s best season came in 2015 when he led the Bills to an 8-8 record. Although the Bills did not qualify for the postseason, Taylor earned his only career Pro Bowl selection.