Houston Texans UFA Profile: Tyrod Taylor

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The Pros of the Houston Texans keeping Tyrod Taylor

If the Houston Texans decided to bring back Taylor, it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. Taylor could be given one more shot to see if he could stay injury-free for another season. At least on paper, Taylor had a better start to the 2021 season than Davis Mills did. Mills went 0-7 before he got his first win, and Taylor nearly delivered two wins in the first two weeks of the season.

Taylor has been around and could do better with an offensive-minded head coach. David Culley was a more “balanced” coach, with no real strengths on either side of the ball- but both were pretty equal in talent.

Taylor also still has a decent set of legs, as evident by his two rushing scores against Tenessee late in the season.


For those looking for a reason to boot the Super Bowl XLVII Champion quarterback (he was Joe Flacco’s backup), the Miami and final Indianapolis game is all that one needs to watch. Keeping Taylor would also impede on Mills’s progress very late in the season- making one wonder why the Houston Texans ever drafted Mills.

Mills was more explosive than Taylor, although his rookie status showed quite a bit. Plus, Mills’ ability to keep fighting when down big (Rams and season finale vs. Titans) is something that you can’t coach. Mills made blowouts seem not as bad as they looked and also brought Houston to tie the game in the season finale.