David Culley’s start in Houston hasn’t been the best. He walked into a situation where his star QB wanted out. And then Deshaun Watson got accused of sexual misconduct. But when asked about Watson, he chose not to comment.
Deshaun Watson’s legal battle with the 22 lawsuits filed against him has been a roller coaster. The legal manoeuvring between The lawyers are fighting over whether the terms of any settlement will be kept confidential, with Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, insisting that nothing should be made secret. Buzbee, according to Hardin, wants everyone to be muzzled.
A response to the response (from Rusty Hardin earlier today) in the Deshaun Watson legal situation. Here’s what Tony Buzbee, attorney for the plaintiffs, posted on his social media tonight: https://t.co/pjli6pIKOq pic.twitter.com/VH4265UFG5
— Adam Wexler (@AdamJWexler) May 14, 2021
David Culley and the Texans organisation had previously expressed their commitment to Deshaun, despite his rumoured desire to want out. “He is our quarterback,” Culley said in March. “He’s the only guy we got under contract at this time, right now.”
David Culley chose not to comment on Deshaun Watson’s situation
The Texans OTA’s begin on the 24th of May. And whether Deshaun Watson will be a part of those activities is anybody’s guess. HC David Culley chose not to respond about the same as well.
“We have nothing to say about that situation at this time,” Culley said Saturday. “[Texans chairman Cal McNair] and ownership a few weeks back indicated about how our organization feels about the situation. I think when [general manager Nick Caserio] was on not long ago, he also mentioned that the legal process was in effect right now and we’re going to respect that and go from there.”
Asked again whether Culley expects to see Watson as all this offseason, Culley said, “I have nothing to say about that at this time.”
David Culley on if he expect Deshaun Watson to report: “We have nothing to say about that situation at this time. Cal and ownership a few weeks back indicated about how our organization feels about the situation … I have nothing to say about that at this time.” pic.twitter.com/EzfACI3SzT
— Rivers McCown (@riversmccown) May 15, 2021
In January, less than six months after signing a four-year, $156 million contract extension that goes through the 2025 season, Watson requested a trade because he was unhappy with the process used by the team to hire Caserio.
Deshaun Watson has requested a trade from the Texans, according to league sources. Has a no trade clause in his $156 million contract. Texans don’t want to trade Watson and want to repair the relationship. This is a big step in the disconnect between Pro Bowl passer and Texans
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) January 28, 2021
The Texans may have committed to Watson previously. But since the change in situations, the Texans have signed quarterback Tyrod Taylor, traded for quarterback Ryan Finley and drafted Stanford quarterback Davis Mills in the third round with their first pick of the draft. Who will start for the Texans next year will be highly anticipated.