3 Reasons Houston Texans can be successful in 2022

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1.  Texans: Davis Mills MUST show he’s the franchise quarter and improvement

This is an easy one because for any NFL team to be successful in any season, the play of the quarterback will be of great importance. Not many teams have success without solid play from their starting quarterback, and the Texans will be no different as all eyes are on Davis Mills in his second season.

There is good reason to believe in Mills becoming the next franchise quarterback in Houston, and that is he’s was thrown into the fire as a rookie and had impressive outings, and the stats to back it up, in the final games of the ’21 season.

This preseason thus far (two games), the second-year player was 10-of-17 for 96 yards and one touchdown in limited play vs. the Los Angeles Rams. In the first week of the preseason, Mills was 3-for-3 for 14 yards.

Last season as a starter, Mills had the tale of two seasons as his first six starts were tough to watch, and he wasn’t ready at all to be the starter, but was forced into the game due to an injury to Tyrod Taylor.

In the final five games of ’21, Mills threw nine touchdown passes and was a completely different quarterback.

There is also great pressure on Mills this season because if he has success, things should go well for him, but if the Texans’ offense struggles and he doesn’t produce, that means Houston will struggle for wins, and the ’23 rookie quarterback class is a strong group before the start of the collegiate season.

The easy way to put things concerning Mills is this … the Texans quarterback has the talent to make the offense respectable and better, and if he can do that, the team will have success. That’s a lot of pressure, no doubt, but the NFL is about winning, and it has been quite some time since Houston has done that with consistency.

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