Texans keeping 2 quarterbacks on 53-man roster to start 2022 season

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The Houston Texans are keeping two quarterbacks on the ’22 roster to start the season

After a long Tuesday where many tough decisions were made by the front office and coaching staff of the Houston Texans, it came down to the franchise keeping Davis Mills and Kyle Allen as the two quarterbacks on the roster, releasing Jeff Driskel who is a seven-year NFL veteran.

The decision to ultimately keep Mills as the starter following an offseason of hard work by Mills and various trade rumors was the right choice.

That’s the belief here because following last season, in the final stages of the 2021, Mills showed he’s capable of being a starter in the NFL and could become an above-average starter once the games begin and he gains more time on the field.

During the final handful of games of ’21, his second stint as the starter, Mills played well and was much improved over his early season starts when he was forced into the starting lineup following the injury to Tyrod Taylor.

This is also a good decision made by Houston because Mills isn’t going to be thrown into the fire in Week 2 and forced to make a start the following week like last year, rather Mills is being the starter from Week 1 and he’s not in any sort of quarterback battle.

It is also a good decision because this is Mills’ chance to show what he’s capable of being as a quarterback in a starting role. If he’s not the long-term answer at the position the Texans want, Houston has two first round picks in 2023, and the upcoming draft could have a very nice quarterback class waiting.

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As for keeping Allen over Driskel, this is a good decision as well, because Allen has previous experience as a starting quarterback, and he’s been a backup for most of his career. The year he made his most starts, Allen was also forced into the lineup due to injury to the starting quarterback.

Allen is a great insurance policy to have incase injury happens to Mills or if his play isn’t where the coaching staff wants it to be at some point this season.

As the regular season opener against the Indianapolis Colts nears closer, the Texans seem to be in a good spot at quarterback, two players at the position are enough.

Only time will tell if Houston has the guy they want at the position, as all of that will be settled by Mills’ level of play in 2022.

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