2023 / Rebuilding Block 3 / Go Texans
Texans drafted him in RD3 after he had a total of 22 amateur football starts since HS. Mills entered the draft b/c he had no guarantee that CA and Stanford were going to have full season of football with C-19 still on the scene.Hello All,
I am new to this forum and joined because I was a Stanford season ticket holder when Davis Mills played for that school. My observation back then was that he had enough skill (s) to be a legitimate NFL QB. Specifically, I liked his throwing mechanics and accuracy. For the Texans I've watched him play a few games, and have seen his play in some highlight videos, but that's about it.
My guess is that most Texans fans would characterize his play this far as "up and down".
What has the new head coach said regarding Mills ?
Is it possible the Texans will use their upcoming 2023 top draft pick(s) on other positions and give Mills the 2023 season to show what he can do ?
Mills came to the Texans who were hands down one of the worst franchises in the NFL. Bad coaches, bad schemes, and an ugly draft/cap situation didn’t allow for much projected success. All common sense would’ve seen Mills sit and develop for at minimum a full season and maybe even a second season. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen b/c QB1 goes down in the second game and Mills is thrown into the game after taking no snaps in camp or Pre Season with the starting unit. His first season was really tough to watch as he appeared overwhelmed and was being asked to do far too much to soon. Then it looked like the game was slowing down for him and fans were getting to see the physical traits that had many analyst projecting him as a RD1 QB had he entered the 2022 NFL Draft instead of the 2021 draft. He finished on a high note giving fans a fair amount optimism about 2022.
2022 saw Mills meet with Nico Collins daily along with other receivers over the off season versus taking a break in preparation for the new season. As for the organization, they sent the coaching staff packing after one season and felt they made a big upgrade bring Lovie Smith and his new staff on board. The offense was as predictable as seasons before only this time they added a very heavy dose of conservatism. Thinking about it, predictable and conservative should never be uttered in the same sentence when describing an NFL offense. As for Mills, he lost Nico Collins, the receiver he worked with closely during the off season, for 7 games and then his veteran go to receiver, Cooks, up and quit on the team at the trade deadline. As for Mills, he looked as though a sophomore slump hit hard, was benched in favor of Kyle Allen and then returned after a few games to much of the same performances. He had his moments where you see the talent and had moments where the game looked like it was far too fast once again. It was a tough season with an overall team failure. Lovie was sent packing at season’s end along with many of his coaches.
Personally, I don’t think the team has given up on Mills. They did sign Case Keenum and I’m sure they’ll be adding a QB via the draft. Mills and the rookie should get some time behind Keenum before they ever take the field…..unless one of them beats Keenum out in Camp or the Pre Season games.