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Davis Mills Has Honest Response to First NFL Start

David Kaestle
Davis Mills has great perspective coming out of his first NFL start.
Davis Mills has great perspective coming out of his first NFL start. / Bob Levey/Getty Images
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When the Houston Texans selected Davis Mills in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft, people viewed him as a project, but in time a potential successor at quarterback in Houston. Fate didn't give Mills much time to be a project though, as he was thrust into that starter role just three weeks into his first NFL season following an injury to Tyrod Taylor.

Mills and the Texans suffered a 24-9 loss to the Carolina Panthers in their Week 3 game. While the score isn't what Mills and the Texans were hoping for, he didn't necessarily play as bad as you may think.

Mills was 19-for-28 with 168 yards and 1 touchdown, good enough for a 95.5 passer rating. When Mills was asked about his performance in his first NFL start, he gave a very simple and honest answer.

"It's never as bad as you think it was and it's never as good as you think it was"

Davis Mills

It's great a perspective to have for a young quarterback and shows he has the right mentality at a young age. He's hoping this will be the first of many starts in his NFL career. On a Texans team with low expectations, Mills should be given plenty of room to continue to learn and grow.


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