3 reasons Davis Mills is better than he’s perceived
2. He stood in the line of fire and got better
The best thing about the 2021 season of Davis Mills was seeing him take all the hits, have the tough start to his career, and still show improvement as the season progressed at the end of the year.
The Texans made Mills earn his spot in ’22 by making him go through some very tough battles in ’21. At least from this viewpoint Mills passed the test and showed he’s more than capable of being a solid NFL quarterback.
Since last season Houston has made some decisions for their offense and team which will help build up Mills, starting with making Pep Hamilton the offensive coordinator. The former Texans QB coach is now back being an offensive coordinator and that will pay huge dividends to Mills this upcoming season.
Not only adding Hamilton as OC, the Texans are better at running back with Marlon Mack signed in free agency, and they also drafted a power back, Dameon Pierce, who will be a difference maker on the offense.
The o-line is better already with Houston drafting Kenyon Green, and if he plays guard, he’ll be on the inside of either Tytus Howard or Laremy Tunsil, which protects Mills better than at any point last season.
Mills took his lumps in ’21, and though his second half of the season was much better than the first half, the quarterback became a better player because of being thrown in the line of fire, seeing what adjustments he needed to make, even if it was a painful process.
Mills proved in those moments he’s a much better quarterback than given credit for.