Davis Mills

Don Wassall

Staff member
Sep 30, 2004
Mills was written off by all of the usual hive mind know-nothings after he was drafted in 2021 as having no chance to be a successful starting NFL QB. Turns out he had one of the best rookie seasons by a QB ever, and did it behind a bad offensive line and with very little to work with at WR and TE:

Under-The-Radar Texans Poised For Stardom

Did you know Davis Mills led the NFL in red zone passer rating last season (116.8)? A surprise of the Texans offense, there could be an argument made Mills was the best of the rookie quarterbacks in 2021. Mills ranks third in NFL history among all rookie quarterbacks in completion percentage (66.8%) and had three games with a passer rating of 125 or higher -- tied for the second-most among rookie quarterbacks since the 1970 merger.

Even though the Texans offense leaves much to be desired, a better offensive line and a year under his belt could set up the quarterback for an even better second season. Whether Mills is a franchise quarterback is to be determined, but the Texans were a significantly better team with him on the field.

Praise from the national media for Mills has been trickling in of late, for example, with The Touchdown Wire listing him as one of the league's most underrated offensive players, and former Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli naming Mills the second-year quarterback he's most intrigued by.