Houston Texans’ quarterback strategy included in list of worst offseason moves
The Houston Texans have taken a very interesting approach to free agency.
As general manager for the Texans, Nick Caserio has a lot of work to do after trading Deshaun Watson and entering into his first season where everything is more closely related to Caserio’s vision.
With that being said, none of the moves Caserio’s made have been flashy or anything to write home about. But one move, in particular, landed Houston some criticism. NFL Spin Zone highlighted the fact that Caserio chose former Washington Football Team Quarterback Kyle Allen to be the contingency plan behind Mills.
Sayre Bedinger (the author of that article) nails it on the head. I agree that it’s not the worst move out there, but it is a relatively weak move to do. Houston is one Davis Mills injury/missing time/ insert reason to not play away from going back to exactly what they were last year- potentially worse than that.
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First things first, this isn’t a knock on Mills. Mills is clearly the starter, but behind an offensive line that was one of the worst in the league last year, it can’t make anyone comfortable in the pocket.
Add in the fact that the team hired a defensive-minded coach that will most likely influence Caserio to build the defense in the first round and not take an offensive lineman, and the Texans could have problems down the road.
Allen’s stats are okay for someone who went 5-7 as Carolina’s quarterback in 2019. It’ll be okay for a backup quarterback for now. Jeff Driskel isn’t that much better of an option either. This may just open the door for the Texans to take a quarterback in the second round or later, just to have a young arm at the position.
Otherwise, if Mills cannot go for whatever reason, then that game plan will be that much harder to execute.