First off you choose a franchise QB anytime you get that chance. Second, I guess to make your argument, you are equating choosing DM in the third round was the Texan’s plan to get their franchise QB. No it wasn’t. They felt that he was the best value pick for them in that round. That is all. Third, they needed to add a QB to the room and they already had one retread, why add another.
First, it's ok if I don't agree with everything the Texans do.
Second... I don't think selecting Mills in the third is the reason I think they thought he was a "franchise" QB. It was that they selected him in the third & made him the 2nd QB practically from day 1. Which is something else I argued against. If it were up to me, he wouldn't have suited up in 2021.
this kick the tires QB prospect has actually freed up the Texans to begin building the team from the ground up, as you want it,
You're not getting my point at all. I'm thinking the Texans didn't see the problem with the OL as much a dire need as many fans here, wanting to draft the top tackles & replacing everyone but Tunsil on the OL. I think they understood that the OL problem was not talent. Things like scheme, things like the QB learning to do his job, made the OL look worse than it was. Remember the QB calls the protection & sets up the run plays in the EP system. Think about how Matt Schaub would get us in the right play by making adjustments at the LOS. & he was in a WCO which doesn't put as much on the QB.
All I'm saying is a rookie QB... regardless of who he is, is going to make mistakes. & it's rare that you have a FO that recognizes that & act accordingly. So far, imo, the Texans seem to be handling it correctly.
I'm not the one btching & complaining. I've been positive about what Mills has done & optimistic about what he will do.
I said I would have done things differently..... & y'all got butt hurt.