Are the Houston Texans really prepared to let its star quarterback and face-of-the-franchise Deshaun Watson sit for this season, and perhaps beyond? It seems plausible after the perennial AFC South contenders signed journeyman QB Tyrod Taylor to an incentive-laden one-year deal that could be worth more than $12 million.

Before Tyrod Taylor’s ink dried, Watson was the only quarterback on Houston’s roster. Now, not so much.

Following Philip Rivers’ departure to the Indianapolis Colts, Tyrod Taylor looked poised for significant snaps with the Los Angeles Chargers last year before a punctured lung pushed him to the sidelines. Former Oregon Ducks quarterback and rookie Justin Herbert starred in the primary role. Herbert went on and to win the NFL “Rookie of the Year” along the way — and the rest, they say, is history.