Texans QB Davis Mills makes preseason debut for 2022

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The Houston Texans had Davis Mills play one series in the preseason opener vs. the New Orleans Saints at NRG Stadium.

It wasn’t much of a performance due to time on the field for Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills on Saturday night in the preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints, but it was good to see the QB1 back on the field for the 2022 season.

Mills finished the one series he played 3-of-3 for 14 yards passing with no touchdowns or interceptions. It was Jeff Driskel who played all the remaining snaps at quarterback for Houston as he was 16-of-26 for 165 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. The other backup quarterback for Houston, Kyle Allen wasn’t with the team as he on leave due to personal issues away from football.

The best thing about Mills playing on Saturday was he got on the field and saw some in-game action away from practice, and he played in front of the home crowd at NRG Stadium. It might not sound like much, or even be that important, but getting into a game day routine can’t hurt anything for the team or quarterback.

Texans QB Mills completes series played healthy in opening preseason game

Another plus is he played and wasn’t injured in the short amount of time he was on the field against New Orleans. Sometimes it is worrisome when the starting quarterback plays in the preseason, especially seeing what happened to Zach Wilson of the New York Jets.

Wilson was injured in the first quarter of the preseason opener for the Jets and will most likely miss the next month or so of football.

Even if it was only a small sample size of work put in by Mills in the preseason game, he was able to finish the series unscathed and that is what all fans of the Texans wanted to see. Maybe next week in the second preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams on Friday, Aug. 19 in Los Angeles.

Even with it being very early in the preseason, how were you feeling after Mills completed three passes in the preseason outing against New Orleans?

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