Lovie Smith Reveals Texans' QB Plans in Week 14

Isaiah De Los Santos
Lovie Smith has revealed the Houston Texans' quarterback plans for Week 14.
Lovie Smith has revealed the Houston Texans' quarterback plans for Week 14. / (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
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The Houston Texans decided to bench starter Davis Mills with the hope that backup Kyle Allen could provide a spark. Instead, Allen struggled even worse than Mills did, committing several mistakes that led to two lopsided losses.

Now Houston is changing things up again in Week 14.

Head coach Lovie Smith revealed Wednesday that Mills is taking over as QB1 for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys. There were rumblings earlier in the week the second-year pro would slot back into this role, and that's now been confirmed.

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Allen very clearly did not impress in his stint as the starter. He threw for 215 yards or fewer in both games, tossing four interceptions during this stretch and just two touchdowns. Houston dropped each contest by at least 13 points, paving the way for Mills to reassume the starting gig.

Now it's on Mills to prove he's worthy of being this team's QB1, not just this year, but going forward into 2023 and beyond. Though he was a surprise as a rookie in 2021, he's thrown more INTs and fewer TDs this season than he did last year in his first 10 starts.

If Mills continues to take a step back, it'd be easy to see Houston targeting one of the many talented gunslingers in the 2023 draft class.


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