Houston Texans rumors: Nick Foles to be QB2 behind Davis Mills?

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The Houston Texans require getting a backup quarterback as the Davis Mills era starts.

Rookie quarterback Davis Mills has turned things around this year and stolen Tyrod Taylor’s starting job for the third consecutive year. Mills has shown that once the playbook was opened and he became more comfortable playing the NFL, he may be the next best thing in Houston.

Everyone knows that teams are as good as their backup quarterbacks- just ask the Arizona Cardinals, who went 2-1 with Colt McCoy as their backup this season. God forbid the second guy on the depth chart ever has to play besides victory formation, but a good backup is still needed.

A recent article published by CBS suggested that current Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles could land in Houston wearing a different shade of dark blue. Of course, the initial thought on that is, “why?”

Nick Foles is not bad as a backup, and recent history proves that. Should the Houston Texans give Foles a shot?

In the video above, you can see how Foles led the Chicago Bears to an upset win on the road against the Seattle Seahawks in a picturesque snow game. In 2020, Foles came in for relief of Mitchell Trubisky and led an improbable comeback against the Atlanta Falcons after being down 26-10, in which all three touchdowns he threw came in the final six minutes of gameplay against Atlanta.

Foles went 2-5 for the rest of 2020, a record that is not great. But when given a chance, Foles can still do enough to set the team up to win a game. I don’t think it can hurt any more than keeping Taylor around. Sadly, I think Taylor’s career is over, and the Texans should honestly go after Foles if he is available for the right price.

It’s not like Deshaun Watson is coming back anytime soon.

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