The Houston Texans look to be all-in on quarterback Davis Mills for at least another season.
New head coach Lovie Smith spoke to the media on Monday and confirmed that he’s a firm believer in him. He also thinks offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton will get even more out of him.
“I am a believer in him and what he’s going to do,” Smith said. “He shows up every day. He has recruited other players to come here. I believe in him, Pep Hamilton, second year in system, so many good things that he did.”
Lovie Smith on Davis Mills: ‘I am a believer in him and what he’s going to do. He shows up every day. He has recruited other players to come here. I believe in him, Pep Hamilton, second year in system, so many good things that he did.’
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 11, 2022
Mills was put into an almost impossible situation heading into the 2021 season and handled it beautifully. He finished the season with 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions off of 2,664 yards.
He was supposed to be the Texans’ backup quarterback, but when it was announced that Deshaun Watson wouldn’t play for the full season, that plan changed.
The NFL world is excited that Mills is getting more of a chance.
The fact that some people still won’t even give Davis Mills a chance after showing some serious potential is beyond me… https://t.co/xfxHsKGohr
— EverythingTexans (@EvTexans) April 5, 2022
Davis Mills had a passer rating of 123.5 on deep throws 20+yards downfield, That’s 1st among all QBs, not rookie QBs. ALL QBs
Since 2020, Jameson Williams leads the SEC in 20+yard touchdowns (12)
Imagine pairing those 2 up, those 20+ yard throws would be NASTY
Mills x Jamo 👀 pic.twitter.com/2nN1NDeuRo
— Clutch City Entertainment (@ClutchCityENTX) April 10, 2022
Davis Mills already looking like a Leader https://t.co/BoMDmhJBT0
— 713HoustonSports (@713HSP) April 11, 2022
Most definitive endorsement yet. Unless this is next-level “lying season,” QB1 is Davis Mills. And no QBs drafted — high, at least. https://t.co/nJdFlbqOYp
— John P. Lopez (@LopezOnSports) April 11, 2022
Love that Davis Mills was very clearly the best rookie QB in 2021, but people still call me crazy for having him as QB2 in the 2021 draft
— Joe (@JoeA_NFL) April 11, 2022
Fascinated to see how this plays out for the Texans. Pep Hamilton has done great work with ascending young QB’s in the past. Worked closely with Andrew Luck, Justin Herbert.
Davis Mills has the talent. Houston has the capital to support him. Will it all come together? https://t.co/uWS3lGCHWF
— Ian Cummings (@ian_cummings_9) April 11, 2022
As he should be https://t.co/tP3WJcRJpB
— Anthony Duckett (@a_duckett) April 11, 2022
The Texans will look to improve upon their 4-13 record from this past season in 2022.