There is a big election coming up in the fall and everyone knows it.
The Houston Texans will be electing their team captains the Monday before their Week 1 tilt with the Indianapolis Colts. Election day is Sept. 5, and coach Lovie Smith is already making a compelling case for second-year quarterback Davis Mills.
Smith met with reporters after the first day of training camp practice at Houston Methodist Training Center and detailed why he would vote for Mills as a team captain.
“First, showing up — every time we open up the building he’s been there,” said Smith. “He leads everything. You see him the first to do everything, and then though making plays.”
According to Smith, the team leaders are established on both sides of the ball and, “there’s no doubt whose ours is.”
Smith and the rest of the team will get one vote for team captains.
“I’m going to vote for one special team, one offense, one defensive guy,” Smith said. “Davis Mills, of course, gets my vote for captain.”
#Texans LB Christian Kirksey says he saw Davis Mills walk with a different swagger near the end of last year. Says that he’s a super composed guy, which is hard to find in a young guy. Says he is excited to see him takeoff; the sky is the limit.
— Mark Lane (@therealmarklane) July 29, 2022
With the Texans having confidence in Mills, it should help the second-year signal caller excel in his role as Houston’s starter — at least for 2022. Another four-win campaign may have the Texans looking for other answers at quarterback.
As of the first day of training camp, it seems Mills is the captain now.