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Davs Mills Predicted to Replace Tyrod Taylor as Texans Starting Quarterback

Isaiah De Los Santos
Houston Texans draft pick Davis Mills could take over as the team's starter this season.
Houston Texans draft pick Davis Mills could take over as the team's starter this season. / Abbie Parr/Getty Images

The Houston Texans' roster will likely look a lot different in 2021. Franchise icon J.J. Watt was released earlier this offseason, and Deshaun Watson may be traded, which could lead to a number of other deals as Houston enters a rebuild.

The Texans spent big on backup and likely Week 1 starter Tyrod Taylor in free agency, but rookie Davis Mills may get a serious look under center this season.

The Athletic's Aaron Reiss believes Mill will "play at some point" during the 2021 campaign. That's not to say right away, as Taylor's dual-threat abilities and experience give the team the best chance to win early on. But if Houston's season goes south, as most believe it will, then it makes sense to pull Taylor in favor of Mills in order to evaluate the rookie.

Mills is certainly a question mark, which led him to drop to the third round in this year's draft. He played in just 13 games for Stanford over his last two college seasons, registering 3,468 yards, 18 TDs and 8 INTs combined.

Those aren't the kind of eye-catching numbers top prospects put up at the collegiate level, but the selection was a bet on Mills' potential. He was the top-ranked QB in the 2017 high school recruiting class, ahead of legends like Tua Tagovailoa. If Mills can finally get healthy, perhaps he can begin to show why he was once so highly regarded.

In what could be a quickly lost season, Houston would be wise to see what they have in Mills sooner rather than later.

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