Tyrod Taylor had been a glorious surprise in September. He crushed Jacksonville with two deep bombs to Brandin Cooks, a Cover Zero seam shot to Pharoah Brown, and a long scramble. In the first half against Cleveland yesterday, the Texans found themselves tied 14-14. Taylor had one incompletion, threw for a touchdown, and ran for another. At the end of the half, Taylor pulled up lame with a hamstring injury. In came Davis Mills at QB. Houston lost by ten points.
Week Three is a quick turnaround for Houston. Next up are the Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night Football. Carolina has Derrick Brown, Yetur Gros-Matos, Brian Burns, Daviyon Nix, Bravvion Roy, DaQuan Jones, Shaq Thompson, Jeremy Chinn, Morgan Fox, Jermaine Carter, and Hassan Reddick. They will all be sniffing around the box this week. The Panthers have ten sacks and 21 quarterback hits through two weeks.
Taylor isn’t expected to be able to spin his wheels fast enough to be able to play Thursday night. We will know more later in the week once the MRI machines have done their job, but for now, it’s Davis Mills time in Houston.
#Texans QB Tyrod Taylor will have an MRI on his hamstring injury and he’ll know more tomorrow. But Taylor won’t play Thursday night, source said. Davis Mills should get his first start on TNF.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 19, 2021
David Culley said Tyrod Taylor is day to day and is getting an MRI. 'If he's able to go, then he'll play'— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 20, 2021
Get well soon, Tyrod. We miss you already.