The time has finally arrived for the Houston Texans to report to training camp, starting with quarterbacks and rookies on Sunday.
The best time of the year is getting closer as quarterbacks and rookies have reported to Houston Texans training camp 2022, and one of the first players to arrive at camp is starting quarterback Davis Mills, who is beginning his second year with the Houston franchise.
Last season, Mills began as the backup quarterback to Tyrod Taylor, as Mills was a third round selection.
After being forced to become the starter due to a Taylor injury, then being the backup again, Mills eventually became the full-time starting quarterback in the final stages of the regular season, which has led to him being the starter in 2022, at least at the start of training camp.
Mills was filmed by the Texans walking to the Texans training facility on Sunday morning, as he said the following, and the Texans shared that video on their official Twitter page:
"“Ready to go, start of year two.”"
Though Mills’ words were quick and to the point as he walked into the building, it brings some excitement at the end of the weekend because football season is close starting with more training camp practices, scrimmages, preseason games, and eventually regular season games where all of us will finally see some of the improvements the Texans have made since the end of the ’21 season.
Texans training camp is the next step in the rebuild for 2022
The 2022 training camp is very important to the Texans, and though every training camp is important each season, the ’22 camp has a feeling that it must be a success for improvement because of the way Houston is rebuilding their team and roster.
A lot will be different this season compared to the start of camp last year, as many players have left the team including mainstays like Deshaun Watson, Lonnie Johnson Jr., David Johnson, Justin Reid and others. That’s fine though, because all of those players needed a fresh start, and the Texans needed a fresh start as well, so it was a win-win for both the Texans and the players who are no longer on the roster.
Houston is coming off consecutive four-win seasons, and the positive is all of that is in the past. It is now time for Mills to step up his level of game, and if the offense shows improvement, Mills will be a huge part of the change that will lead to a better overall record and and more wins.
Having Brandin Cooks on the roster helps Mills, the offensive line added some help, and with Nico Collins entering his second year at receiver, plus the addition of John Metchie III as a slot receiver, Houston might not be division champions, but they have a real chance to be better than a four-win team in ’22.
The rebuild is a patient process, and once the goal is hit and the roster is set the way general manager Nick Caserio wants it, Houston could be a contender again. That starts will Mills, and if he is truly “ready to go” then training camp 2022 will be one to remember for quite some time.