Houston Texans: 3 free agent QBs to bring in for competition in 2022

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Who should compete to be the Houston Texans’ starting QB in 2022?

There has to be a better option with only four more games left on the schedule, with Davis Mills set to play out the rest of the season. Tyrod Taylor has been hurt over and over, and things got so bleak at the position they turned their third-string QB, Jeff Driskel, into a tight end. Somebody, please help this revolving door stop.

It doesn’t help that Houston’s offensive line has been one of the worst in the league, especially after Laremy Tunsil underwent hand surgery and has been out ever since. Also, the brilliant idea to carry five running backs at the beginning of the season has now seen two of them depart (Phillip Lindsay and Mark Ingram). That whole run-first mentality was probably the precursor of this 2-11 campaign.

All of this is brought up because these are huge factors in why the passers for the Houston Texans have struggled mightily this season. It’s often said that good quarterbacks can hide many issues, but can any of these three free-agent gunslingers (using that term loosely) overcome an uphill battle?

With Davis Mills’ success in 2021 reportedly being the barometer and compass of where Houston will go in the first round, it doesn’t hurt to bring in capable veterans that have shown flashes of brilliance. These quarterbacks are ranked in no particular order,  and the first up is a former second-overall pick.