Continued patience with Texans quarterback Davis Mills is key for ’22 success.
Though Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills didn’t have his strongest outing in the first half of the second preseason game last weekend, he ended up playing stronger, and honestly, that’s what the preseason is for, right?
It doesn’t make sense to expect to see the same Davis Mills right now that we will see in Week 1 when the Texans host the Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium, because he’s probably not at that point of his game yet this preseason and training camp.
In fact, we might not even see the best Mills in Week 1 because the Colts have some talented players on their defense, and that game will not be a walk in the park. In fact, all-time the Texans are 9-32 against Indianapolis, with Houston losing their last four games against their AFC South foe, but that is a topic for down the road.
With Mills, who in the Week 2 preseason game ultimately finished 10-of-17 for 96 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions, again, it wasn’t a showing that will win many games, but then again, he didn’t have a chance for a full game worth of work either against the Los Angeles Rams.
Mills was also sacked twice, which is something the Houston quarterback and offense in general need to avoid as much as possible in his second season as the starting quarterback. Mills was sacked 31 times last season, as he totaled 2,664 yards passing with 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in what was a roller-coaster rookie season.
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For those who are wanting to see the next Aaron Rodgers as the Houston quarterback, that might not happen, but when it came to Rodgers, he had three seasons to just sit the bench before he even had to be the leader of the Green Bay franchise.
As for the current Houston quarterback, the best thing for Mills is to be consistent at the most important position, and not make rookie mistakes in his second season.
Mills has 13 games under his belt, and with 11 starts coming as a rookie, there is a chance that experience gained last season will spill over to this season. Then again, as we’ve been saying all offseason … everyone must show patience as Mills works his way to becoming an above-average quarterback, and even more as the season continues.
It is hard waiting for success for any NFL fan, and even worse for anyone working for an NFL team, but if Mills gets the right chance and time as a starter … he can become a very good starter in the league, and that will mean the Texans will be a better team overall as well.
The Texans will go as far as Mills can take them, but everyone must be on the same pace and path for it to be a success for the entire franchise.