Now that the Lovie Smith era is over for the Houston Texans, most people are expecting the Davis Mills era to end as well. What might be a little surprising is that the team made it clear it was moving on from the second-year quarterback before the season was officially finished.
Just ahead of the final Sunday of the season, the team sent out a flyer and posted an image on its website asking for people to sign up for season tickets.
Right at the front of the picture is rookie running back Dameon Pierce. It should come as no surprise that he is at the front of the snap, considering he would have absolutely been a candidate for offensive rookie of the year, if he’d manage to play a whole season.
Around Pierce is safety Jalen Pitre, rush end Jerry Hughes and others. It’s noticeable that one teammate not pictured is Davis Mills.
It would certainly seem like the Houston Texans have made some decisions about the 2023 season. One of those decisions is that Mills is not in the plans for the future. It should surprise no one that everyone else on the picture is clearly someone GM Nick Caserio believes will be part of the squad in 2023.
It’s also quite clear that the team believes there are certain players the fans are going to sign up for season tickets to see. Mills isn’t one of them.
It is of course possible that the Houston Texans just don’t think Mills is “marketable” heading into the 2022 offseason. Of course, that would also be a pretty bad sign about his return to the roster next season.
When the Houston Texans held the number one pick in the draft, it was assumed they’d pick Bryce Young to take the reigns. Now that they have the number two pick, it’s still a no-brainer that the team will be looking at QB even if Young is off the board. The season ticket renewal pic is just confirmation that the Davis Mills era for the Houston Texans is officially over.