January 23, 2022

Texans hand QB job to Mills to complete out season

HOUSTON — The Texans will flip to quarterback Davis Mills for the remainder of the season, head coach David Culley stated on Friday.

Mills changed quarterback Tyrod Taylor in Houston’s Week 13 loss to the Colts after Taylor was benched within the third quarter.

“I felt like [Mills] provides us the very best probability to win,” Culley stated earlier than the Texans host the Seattle Seahawks in Week 14.

It wasn’t way back that Culley was saying that about Taylor, who signed a one-year cope with Houston in March and was the Texans’ clear beginning quarterback going into the season. Taylor performed effectively within the first 1 1/2 video games of the season earlier than injuring his left hamstring towards the Cleveland Browns. Mills changed Taylor, going 0-6 in his six begins.

Taylor has struggled since his return from injured reserve, throwing 5 interceptions and taking 12 sacks in 4 video games. When requested why he determined to call Mills the starter for the remainder of the 12 months, Culley stated, “You have seen the final three ballgames we have performed.”

“It has nothing to do with Tyrod not being able to play or something,” Culley stated. “It is simply we really feel like that is the very best factor that provides us the possibility to win.”

Earlier than Taylor was changed by Mills towards the Colts, he accomplished 5 of 13 passes for 45 yards. This season, Taylor has accomplished 60.7% of his passes for 966 yards, with 5 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.

“He did not like the choice,” Culley stated of telling Taylor that Mills can be the starter. “I would not have preferred it both, however it is a manufacturing enterprise. At offense, it all the time begins on the place. We wanted a spark. We wanted a change. We made the change.”