Houston Texans: Predicting Texans starting offense for 2022 Week 1

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Houston Texans fans are enjoying some rare optimism heading into the 2022 NFL season. Who will be the starting 11 on offense come Sundays?

It is a refreshing feeling to have a competent general manager in Nick Caserio. Caserio did one of the best jobs when it came to his team’s draft class, yet no one is talking about that at all. So what will this year hold for the players on the offensive side of the ball?

Houston’s offense struggled last year as Davis Mills got his first true professional game time. While he progressed towards the latter end, the rushing offense was abysmal and often forced Houston out of their own gameplan.

Now armed with a handful of new picks and free agents (not to mention some undrafted ones, too), Houston’s offense is going to be different than it was in 2021.

So who will be the starter at each position group come Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season for the Houston Texans? Let’s start with the obvious one:

Davis Mills is the true leader of the Houston Texans and will be QB1

There isn’t any secrecy to this one at all. Mills proved that he deserved to get an entire season at the helm with his growth in the final games of the 2021 season. Mills’ quarterback coach (Pep Hamilton) is now the Texans’ offensive coordinator.

Hamilton’s promotion was a fan-favorite move and one that should go over a lot better than Tim Kelly calling plays. Mills was also better than some first-round rookie quarterbacks drafted ahead of him and has a real shot to be the best performer out of the 2021 class going into this season.