It sure seems like Houston Texans general manager Nick Caserio is moving forward under the assumption that Deshaun Watson will not be his quarterback next season. The Texans picked up Tyrod Taylor and Ryan Finley in the offseason. They also took Stanford’s Davis Mills in the NFL Draft.
On Monday, Caserio was asked about who will be the Texans’ quarterback come Week 1 of next season.
“We’re all at the same point, essentially,” Texans General Manager Nick Caserio said of his quarterbacks Monday at the Texans Charity Golf Classic via Pro Football Talk. “We’re early in the offseason program. It’s a teaching time of year. So, the next phase will be Phase Two, so that will entail some other things. Again, we’ll take it one step at a time. We’re not going to put any unreasonable expectations on anybody. It’s kind of a waste of everybody’s time. It’s how do they improve? Can they make adjustments? What do they do one day? OK, can they stack multiple days together? Look, they’re going to have setbacks. You’re going to go out there [and] you’re going to have a bad play. OK, how do you respond to that? Can you make the adjustment? Do you understand why that happened? Those are the types of things right now that are really important.”
Caserio was also asked about his ‘eagerness’ to see Davis Mills, being as the QB only played 14 games in college. He downplayed the whole situation.
“I think we’re eager to see everybody,” Caserio said. “You’ve got to be careful going out there watching one throw and making a judgment off of like, guy made a great throw; he looked good today. Honestly, I don’t even know what that means. Again, it’s about stacking days on top of each other and just having a good series of days, weeks, months and then by the end of let’s call it minicamp or whenever that is that they actually have something in place to feel confident so when they go out there in training camp, they can actually go out there and perform at whatever capacity they can.”
Texans chairman Cal McNair was also made no mention of Watson when talking about the quarterback situation.
“I’d hate to speak for Nick or coach [David] Culley, but I think what they would probably say is they’ll take whoever they have and they’ll go play wherever it is,” Texans chairman Cal McNair said. “If it’s in the parking lot, if it’s out here on the golf course, if it’s in the stadium, they’re going to take that team and go try to win.”