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Tyrod Taylor Named Texans’ Starting Quarterback Against Dolphins

QB1 is back.

Los Angeles Rams v Houston Texans Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Tyrod Taylor pulled his hamstring at the end of the first half of Houston’s Week Two game in Cleveland. He has been out since, which meant Davis Mills was pressed into starting duty. It’d be unfair to pin the Texans 0-6 record since Mills was elevated to QB1 on the rookie, but it’d be similarly silly to argue Mills has been good as Houston’s starting quarterback.

There can be little argument that the Texans’ chances of winning a football game improve with Tyrod Taylor under center. On Sunday, in Miami against the 1-7 Dolphins, the Texans’ chances to win just went up.

My only reservation about wholly embracing this news is that it must not prevent the Texans from selecting a quarterback early in the 2022 NFL Draft. If that means Nick Caserio & Co. need to see more Davis Mills starts later in the season, bring it on. To be sure, that’s a fine line to walk.

Taylor is a better quarterback than Mills. In a just world, he’d be starting as long as he could. But we don’t live in a just world. The future matters. I’m glad Taylor is back, as it’ll make watching the Texans play less painful. It just better not mean the Texans believe they’re set at QB1 with Mills next season.