Report: Kyle Allen to start for Texans this week

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Texans head coach Lovie Smith declined to name a starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins when he spoke to reporters at Wednesday’s press conference and that wasn’t a great sign for the guy who started the first 10 games of the season.

There wouldn’t be any need for an announcement that Davis Mills will start again if Smith hadn’t opened the door to a change earlier this week and sticking with the status quo likely wouldn’t be treated as a state secret, so it’s not a great surprise that the arrow for this week is pointed in Kyle Allen‘s direction. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that Allen will start against Miami.

Allen has made 17 career starts and the last four of them came with Washington during the 2020 season. He was 60-of-87 for 610 yards, four touchdowns, and an interception in those appearances. His first 13 starts came with the Panthers and he’s appeared in 21 games overall.

Mills has failed to build on the promise he showed late last season and is 203-of-328 for 2,144 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions for the 1-9-1 Texans.

17 responses to “Report: Kyle Allen to start for Texans this week

  1. The 2021 QB draft class strikes again. I doubt any will get a 2nd contract by the team that drafted them.

  2. Can’t hurt, might help. I had some optimistism after how Mills did at the end of last year. He’s just unable to make quick decisions in the pocket. Hopefully they’ll be a decent group of QBs in the draft..

  3. Sometimes the coaching needs to be addressed. I’m not saying that Davis Mills is the scapegoat, but I never felt Lovie was right for the job.

  4. I seem to recall that last year, David Mills had a #1 receiver who was actually willing to play football.

    That doesn’t explain 1-8-1, but when a team’s only decent player decides to take the year off while still occupying a roster spot, it kind of sucks for everyone else.

  5. After careful review, Lovie Smith must have come to the conclusion that he gives the Texans a better chance to lose (and secure that #1 overall pick) than Davis Mills.

  6. Man this game feels like a trap for the Phins. They rarely play well against Texans. I think their record is 2-8.

  7. Allen could light up that banged up Miami secondary – it’s possible only because the Fish have had a habit in the past of playing lousy after a bye… curious to see if McDaniels has brought a different team focus for the off week.

  8. There are many comments about Kyle bringing a potential surprise to the Dolphins. Unless that surprise means scoring 62 points the real surprise must come from the Texans defense as they haven’t been able to stop anybody.

  9. Miami better not be drinking the Kool aid and sleep on the Texans. Any given Sunday anyone can win.

  10. The Texans have completed their tanking tour with Mills. Now the Texans can concentrate on which quarterback to draft number one. If I was the Texans I would wait until 2024, to draft the kid out of USC.

  11. The Texans need to be relegated to the D-league like in soccer. Horrible along with the Jag’s and the Browns, Maybe the Jets too. They could have their own games

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