The Houston Texans are in the national NFL headlines this week after firing head coach David Culley.
He guided a Texans team that did not have Deshaun Watson to a 4-13 record and had them playing competitive football up through the end of the season.
But he clearly clashed with GM Nick Caserio on certain things and was let go as a result.
Caserio spoke with the media Friday and one big topic he has to cover at all times is the status of Watson.
Was Culley fired to find a more favorable match for the quarterback?
Will Watson return at all?
Unfortunately, Caserio did not have anything new or enlightening to offer.
Nick Caserio on Deshaun Watson: “I don’t think there’s any more clarity today than there was previously.”
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) January 14, 2022
“I don’t think there’s any more clarity today than there was previously,” Caserio said.
That only keeps the rumor mill churning as the Texans try to make a final decision.
Figuring Out The Watson Situation
Reports came out throughout the season that the Miami Dolphins were close to landing Watson.
That never came to be, but the interest could still be there even with Brian Flores gone.
The only thing that may have to happen is for Watson to settle his legal situation.
If that happens, and the NFL does not punish him, a trade should happen fast.
IMO, #WeAreTexans cannot move forward & truly begin their rebuild until there's finality with the Deshaun Watson situation. Here's what general manager Nick Caserio said, moments ago, about his team's soon-to-be-former QB. #NFL
— Adam Winkler (@AdamWinkABC13) January 14, 2022
But what if the Texans hire a coach Watson thinks is a great fit?
There are so many questions and only Caserio knows what the front office is thinking.
Trading Watson away seems to be the likely scenario as it allows both sides to move on and focus on the future.
This situation brings to light just how tough the season was for Culley.
He showed up to a team where the star player had no intention of playing and still managed to win four games.
But it was not enough and the Texans have another void to fill heading into the offseason.NEXT: Texans Paying A Steep Price After Firing David Culley