Texans turn back to Davis Mills at quarterback

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The Texans benched quarterback Davis Mills a couple of weeks ago, but it didn’t do anything to change their on-field fortunes so the team is reversing course.

Head coach Lovie Smith told reporters on Wednesday that Mills will return to the starting lineup for this Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. Mills completed 61.9 percent of his passes while throwing 11 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in the first 10 games of the season.

Kyle Allen started for the Texans the last two weeks. He went 46-of-78 for 416 yards, two touchdowns, and four interceptions in losses to the Dolphins and Browns.

Oddsmakers installed the Cowboys as 17-point favorites ahead of the Mills news. Given the Texans’ results with Mills, it’s hard to imagine that this news is going to move the needle all that much and it’s even harder to imagine the Texans not making some major moves at quarterback this offseason.


24 responses to “Texans turn back to Davis Mills at quarterback

  1. That was a quick turnaround, but I have to thank Coach Smith for the early Christmas gift of starting Kyle Allen against my Dolphins.

  2. The team Lovie inherited was a dumpster fire left over from O’Briens gawdawful trades and an idiot owner. Hopefully with Easterly gone, the owner tied up in the basement they can continue drafting, get a QB and rebuild the mess..

  3. Means nothing. This team needs so much help, I’d say tear it down but there’s nothing left of value to get rid of.

  4. What’s the point in switching QBs again? They both are bad.

    Hard to see Lovie not getting the 1 yr buyout same as Culley.

  5. What did you expect when they hired Lovie Smith as HC?
    I was CERTAIN they would be one of the worst teams the day they announced it!

  6. They really need another franchise quarterback. But Maybe should draft more than one in one or more drafts like the Packers did as it’s not a guarantee you hit the jackpot with No.1 Pick in the last couple of No.1 QBs.

  7. Davis mills had a pretty decent rookie season last year and with lovie Smith he has regressed badly.

  8. Roger Goodell, “With the number 1 pick of the 2023 draft, the Houston Texas select…”

  9. Both Lovie Smith and Steve Wilks will be fired after the season. This isn’t due to skin color, this is due to playing musical chairs with QBs and showing absolutely no progress at the position. Jets coach is lucky that they’ve punched above their weight and played good D because he’d be on the hot seat too for doing the same.

  10. Benching Mills was such a tank for the #1 pick move. Texans must be confident they have that secured now. Mills has not been great but he’s shown flashes, has some ability and is in just yr 2. Silly to bench a player like that for a journeyman 3rd stringer unless your intent is to lose.

  11. tyelee says:
    December 7, 2022 at 12:27 pm
    What did you expect when they hired Lovie Smith as HC?
    I was CERTAIN they would be one of the worst teams the day they announced it!
    I was CERTAION that they WERE one of the worst teams the day BEFORE they announced it!

    There, I fixed the last part for you…..smh…..

  12. Lovie Smith is NOT a good coach he never has been, Pretty decent dc but clueless when it comes to real decision making

  13. aquineas1 says:
    December 7, 2022 at 12:22 pm
    Poor Lovie, he’s been indecisive at QB since Rex Grossman vs Kyle Orton.

    It’s hard to be decisive when there is no good option to select.

    There’s way too much hate on Lovie Smith here given this track record. He’s not a bad coach, and had a decent run in Chicago despite never having even an average level quarterback.
    I mean if you manage to get your team to the Super Bowl with Rex Grossman as your QB, you’re almost a miracle worker, never mind being a so so coach.

  14. Mills has played poorly this year, but he is certainly not the only thing holding the Texans back. Coaching and talent wise, the Texans are very bad this year. That said, rookies Dameon Pierce and Jalen Pitre have shown they will be key pieces moving forward.

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