Houston Texans: 3 Takeaways From Week 1 Preseason
By Mitch Hill
1. Tyrod Taylor is the true number 1 QB on the roster
Tyrod Taylor only played one series for the Houston Texans in the Week 1 preseason matchup against the Green Bay Packers, but he showed why Nick Caserio is trusting him to take the reigns of the quarterback room.
With Deshawn Watson’s days in Houston seemingly over and rookie QB Davis Mills looking good for his first action as a Texan, the ten-year NFL veteran Taylor looked locked in and was a leader under center.
Taylor went 4/4 for 40 yards passing in one series of playcalling with members of the first-team offense. What seemed to be the biggest eye-opener for the newly acquired gunslinger was the pace with which the Texans’ offense was moving down the field.
He led the offense for a 53-yard drive that ultimately ended up leading to a Ka’imi Fairbairn 37 yard field goal.
The sample size was small for Taylor in his Houston Texans debut, but he was able to develop chemistry with his wideouts. His passes went to Chris Conley and Keke Coutee in the lone drive for the Virginia Tech Alum.
Overall, it was refreshing to see Tyrod Taylor control the offense and develop chemistry with his teammates. If the Houston Texans can keep that pace with the first-team offense, that will help the team stay competitive in regular-season matchups to come.