Houston Texans: Rookie QB Davis Mills in for injured Tyrod Taylor

Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
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Houston Texans rookie QB Davis Mills has entered the game for Tyrod Taylor.

When Houston Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor scored his amazing touchdown running past a diving Myles Garrett in the second quarter, he injured his hamstring and left the game. That meant rookie QB Miles Davis had to enter the game against the Cleveland Browns defense, which isn’t an easy task by any means.

The third round pick of the Houston Texans in the ’21 NFL Draft Mills has a tough task ahead of him because playing against the Browns in Week 2 isn’t anything like what he faced at Stanford or even in the preseason.

As for Taylor, it is a shame he injured his hamstring on such a solid play by him and the Houston Texans offense. The touchdown by Taylor put the Texans in the lead at 14-7 at the time. Taylor earlier in the game found running back Phillip Lindsay for a touchdown reception.

It is going to be very important to see how long Taylor will be out because hamstring injuries are strange, and always different. With Taylor ruled out, and can’t return for this Week 2 game, remember the Houston Texans are on a short week because they play Week 3 Thursday Night Football against the Carolina Panthers, who are no push over either.

It has been exciting to see Taylor perform at a solid level thus far this season as he’s taken over for Deshaun Watson this season, but with Mills, general manager Nick Caserio selected him for a reason, and now it is time to see what he can accomplish.

This is Mills’ first real opportunity to show what he can do as a quarterback in an NFL regular season game, but the tough part is he’s being put in mid-game, and against one of the better defenses in the entire NFL in Cleveland.

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With the Texans trailing in the second half, Mills and the Houston offense have a lot ahead of them to compete against Cleveland for the remainder of Week 2.