3. Davis Mills isn’t the Texans’ long-term answer at quarterback
Just like Trevor Lawrence, quarterback Davis Mills was drafted last year and landed in the AFC South. But that’s arguably where the similarities end. Although Mills put up better numbers than his division counterpart in his rookie campaign, he doesn’t have as much upside heading into Year 2.
Lawrence is widely seen as a candidate to break out this upcoming season while Mills is probably a placeholder in Houston. There’s a chance the Texans might pursue Jimmy Garoppolo, at least according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, and the idea kind of makes sense.
Texans general manager Nick Caserio knows the player known as Jimmy G from his New England Patriots days and he would be an upgrade over Mills. Furthermore, Houston might be the only remaining destination for the veteran, as pretty much every other team that needed to address the position this offseason already did.
The former Stanford Cardinal didn’t have a great supporting cast during his first NFL season and it’s remarkable that he was able to make the most of his situation. But that doesn’t make him the Texans’ long-term answer at quarterback.
Another thing that might affect Mills is that Houston didn’t make many acquisitions in the Jaguars in the offseason. They did have four top 50 draft picks this year but they would need to hit on all of them to show meaningful progress in 2022. Wide receiver Brandin Cooks notwithstanding, Mill’s arsenal of weapons doesn’t look particularly enticing.