Houston Texans rumors: Davis Mills may start for injured Tyrod Taylor

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Davis Mills may be taking over the Houston Texans starting quarterback job for Tyrod Taylor.

No, this isn’t deja vu. Tyrod Taylor suffered a hand injury during Sunday’s blowout and shut-out loss to the Indianapolis Colts. That led for the door to be opened for rookie quarterback Davis Mills, who performed nearly the same as Taylor did, sans the interception.

Ian Rapoport tweeted this earlier today, and the Tweet can be seen below. While Taylor hasn’t been officially ruled out for this Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, it’s another chance to have the debate about who should start for the rest of the season. If Taylor is out and (god forbid) Mills gets hurt, who would serve as the emergency quarterback?

Would Jeff Driskel move back from playing tight end for a game to sling the rock? Or would Deshaun Watson possibly get tossed into playing that role? These are the newest questions on top of all the others Houston has had to wade through this year.

Davis Mills has performed better than Taylor but is still winless for the Houston Texans

Rookies will struggle; make that twofold when they play for the Texans. First, while Mills has thrown more touchdowns on the year than Taylor, Mills has been unable to deliver a victory when he’s been given the chance.

To some, that may not even be the focus for the rest of the season. Detroit won a game for the first time this season, and now the tank for the top overall pick is likely going to be in full swing.

If that means getting their quarterback of the future, or whoever Nick Caserio and David Culley admire the most, then so be it. But, unfortunately, if there’s anything learned from this quarterback group this year, Taylor is sadly past his prime, and Mills’ future is unclear.

So at this point, it makes sense if the Houston Texans let Mills play out the year. Play Mills even if Taylor is healthy. What’s the worst that can happen?

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