Davis Mills is a bright spot on the rebuilding Texans team

Davis Mills has to be the Texans starting QB in 2022

The Houston Texans rookie quarterback Davis Mills has impressively outperformed expectations in his first year as an NFL pro. The former Stanford signal-caller has registered a 66.6% completion percentage, 2,200 passing yards, 12 passing touchdowns to nine interceptions, in 11 games of action. 

As of late, Mills has really shown quality improvement. The Texans QB has thrown five passing touchdowns, one interception, and he’s averaged 265 passing yards over the previous three games. Outside of the stats, the buff-neck QB has ousted monster victories over the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Los Angeles Chargers. 

The Texans win over the LA Chargers has specifically given the rookie QB more credit, David Culley more respect, and likely has helped the Texans realize that they have a QB to lean on for the next two to three years. According to the Texans Wire, the first-year Head Coach should feel safer about his job and the growth of the HC joined with the QB clearly can’t be overlooked. 

I do believe that the Texans should be more open to keeping Culley on board. The momentum riding with the rookie QB shouldn’t be overlooked, especially with how badly he is needed for their franchise.

Most importantly, I feel comfortable stating that the Texans should give the keys to the 23-year-old QB. The Las Vegas Raiders (Derek Carr), New Orleans Saints (Jameis Winston), Miami Dolphins (Tua Tagovailoa), and Buffalo Bills (Josh Allen) were patient with young QB projects and it’s safe to say they progressed very well. The NYG are even reportedly being relaxed with Daniel Jones, who’s had growing pains with the rest of Big Blue. 

The Texans should feel optimistic about the strides that the rookie QB has taken. It’s especially magic how Mills has performed with a very below-average supporting cast. Besides Bill O’Brien secretly working for Bill Belichick and trading away DeAndre Hopkins, the Texans have seen their playmakers exit the building one by one over the past couple of seasons. In the very early stages of the 2021 season, starting RB Mark Ingram would also see himself shipped back to his home. The current leading rusher on the Texans is Rex Burkhead with 356 yards, which is only 60 more yards than what Mark Ingram recorded in seven games with the Texans.

The lone bright spot is of course Brandin Cooks, who recorded 945 receiving yards and five touchdowns. After Cooks in the receiving yards category is Niko Collins with 344 yards. If Mills can look like a modest QB with these weapons, every fan in Houston should brag about what he can conquer with a modest group of talent around him.

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