The Houston Texans selected quarterback Davis Mills with the No. 67 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft.
Since the selection of the Stanford signal caller on April 30, Davis has spent over a month in the Texans’ offseason program. Through a rookie minicamp and a few weeks of organized team activities, Mills is giving himself decent marks.
“I feel like I’ve done pretty well so far,” Mills said Saturday via Aaron Wilson of SportsTalk 790. “Obviously, it’s a new experience for me. Being in Houston, meeting all of the new teammates and coaches, I’ve definitely learned a lot so far. They’ve kind of thrown a lot at us pretty fast, so I’ve had to pick it up fast, at least what I could.”
Pro Bowl quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who the Texans signed to a one-year contract in free agency to presumably start for the majority of the season, confirms that Mills has been performing adequately.
“He’s been doing a good job,” Taylor said on a Zoom call with Houston media on June 3. “Of course, all three quarterbacks, myself, Jeff Driskel and Davis, we’re all learning the system for the first time. I think each and every day, guys are doing a good job of just keeping the communication open and pushing each other on the field.”
Although Taylor may be the Texans’ best chance to win games in 2021 with his 24-21-1 record and his ability to groom younger quarterbacks such as Mills, the former Stanford product is Houston’s solution under center for the future.
Nevertheless, Mills is keeping his focus on the task at hand and staying in the present, which is continuing his acclimation to the NFL.
“We all kind of know this is the period where we’re all getting back into shape and really getting the feel of our teammates and route timing and the feel of the offense,” said Mills. “It’s been great so far.”
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