Houston Texans: What’s next at quarterback?

Spencer Rattler (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Spencer Rattler, Texans
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What will the Houston Texans do at quarterback in 2022? They have a variety of options to choose from.

The number one question that’s on all Houston Texans fans minds this preseason is: What’s next at quarterback? The reason for that question is not only all of the drama surrounding Deshaun Watson this entire offseason, but the question has to be asked if Tyrod Taylor, Jeff Driskel or rookie Davis Mills will be on the roster for the long-term rebuild of this franchise.

One place to look for a quarterback is an in-house option. That list starts and ends with 2021 third round draft pick Davis Mills.

Although current Houston Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor could be brought back after 2021 season, it would likely be to help mentor a quarterback the Texans drafted high in the draft, or mentor Mills.

Mills has obvious skills to work his way into a starting role as his deep ball is a thing of beauty. The problem with Mills is the lack of experience. With only 11 starts at Stanford his experience is very limited.

Now that’s not to say he can’t be the guy, because his skills at times have shown that he could be the guy, so that’s why it behooves the Texans to get Mills out there as soon as he’s ready to see what they truly have.

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The biggest obstacle Mills has is time. The Houston Texans will most likely be picking high in the 2022 NFL Draft, and they could be interested in a quarterback with what is presumed to be a Top 5 pick. Mills has whatever time he gets in games this year, plus all practice reps to show coaches and the front office what he’s capable of achieving.

In the 2022 NFL Draft the Texans most likely will be holding a top-tier pick, and there are three names to watch for in this draft.

Spencer Rattler from Oklahoma is the top choice if the Houston Texans are interested in a quarterback in the ’22 Draft. Rattler’s style pf play is extremely similar to Watson, and would be a perfect fit in this offensive scheme.

Rattler’s mobility and cannon of an arm are two things that stand out while watching him play, and he already being projected as the top quarterback in the draft.