Houston’s rookie quarterback will replace the veteran in Thursday night’s game against the Panthers.
HOUSTON – The rookie quarterback of the Houston Texans, Davis mills, will start on Thursday night against the Carolina panthers in the place of injured Tyrod taylor, announced this Tuesday the head coach David culley.
Taylor injured the hamstring in his left leg in the first half of the Week 2 loss of the Texans, 31-21, against the Cleveland Browns and was replaced by Mills In the second half. The Texans used their highest pick in the draft, in the third round, in Mills.
On his debut in the NFL on Sunday, Mills completed eight of 18 passes for 102 yards with a touchdown pass and an interception in the loss, which left the Texans with 1-1.
When Culley made the announcement, said he thought that Mills he would be more comfortable on Thursday because he will be able to take most of the reps with the first team on Tuesday.
“It has been ready,” he said. Culley upon Mills this Tuesday. “Now that he’s gotten those reps, I think there will be a comfort level going into the game. I think in the second half when he had to go out and play, not having those reps in practice and all of a sudden coming in, he probably did the trick. And I think this week before the game when we start the game and he’s out there, I think there will be a much better level of confidence. “
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Culley had no new information on the deadline for Taylor come back from your injury.
On Monday, Culley said quarterback Deshaun Watson would not be active Thursday night, just as he was not for the first two games of Houston this season. Watson faces 22 active lawsuits with allegations of sexual assault and misconduct, but the NFL it has not prevented you from participating in team activities.
The quarterback also requested a trade in January because he was unhappy with the direction of the franchise and the process used to hire general manager Nick Caserio.
Culley indicated that Texans they will probably call quarterback Jeff Driskel from the practice team to substitute for Mills Thursday.