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Poll: Is Davis Mills the Houston Texans New Franchise Quarterback?

Help us Davis Mills, you’re our only hope..

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In some moments, rookie quarterback Davis Mills looks like the best thing Nick Caserio has ever done for the Houston Texans. In others he looks every bit the inexperienced rookie making typical inexperienced rookie mistakes.

NFL.com

Davis Mills 2021 stats: 9 games | 65.8 pct | 1,737 pass yds | 6.4 ypa | 8 pass TD | 8 INT | 27 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 4 fumbles

On the flip side, when comparing Mills to Houston’s only true franchise quarterback in team history, Deshaun Watson... well, there really is no comparison.

However, in defense of Mills, he’s playing under the guidance of the worst head coach in the NFL, behind one of the worst offensive lines, with THE worst running game in a “culture” built by Grima Wormtongue that’s committed to tanking this season. And he doesn’t even have Samwise Gamgee by his side.

With all those variables in place, it’s hard to truly grade Mills at this stage of his career. The NFL landscape is littered with starting rookie quarterbacks who failed and failed miserably enough to not stick around for a sophomore effort. Will Mills join that list?

But so far, with the ‘under the floorboards’ expectations of the Texans leadership, Mills is most likely the quarterback for the foreseeable future.

NFL.com recently ran a quarterback ranking piece, where they inexplicably list Mills behind fellow rookies Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields, then state he’s better than those two.

NFL.com

#30. Davis Mills

We are reaching the point of the season — over 300 dropbacks for Mills — where it’s OK to admit he’s looked as good as or better than Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson. Mills’ highs have weirdly been higher, including the start against the Patriots in Week 5 and the first half of last week’s Seahawks game, where he started 14-of-14 for 150 yards, including many downfield throws. Mills vs. Lawrence for AFC South rookie quarterback supremacy arrives Sunday.

His stats are far superior to Fields, and in just over half the starts Lawrence has, Mills scored only 1 less touchdown, owns a superior completion percentage rate and higher yards per pass average.

So, here’s the question: Do you want Davis Mills as the quarterback for the Houston Texans for the next several years?

Poll

Is Davis Mills Your New Franchise Quarterback?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    Yes! Flea Flicker’s for Days BABY!!!
    (80 votes)
  • 31%
    No! Send him off to play catch with Ryan Mallet
    (68 votes)
  • 30%
    Noodles
    (65 votes)
213 votes total Vote Now