Davis Mills named starting QB for rest of 2021 season

Head Coach David Culley named Davis Mills as the starting quarterback for Sunday's game against Seattle and for the rest of the season.

"I'm excited for them (remaining games)," Mills said. "It's a challenge each and every week going forward, but the goal stays the same for the whole team, just going 1-0 every week."

After splitting practice reps between veteran QB Tyrod Taylor and the rookie this week, Culley announced the decision on Friday.

"I felt like he (Mills) gives us the best chance to win and going forward, he'll be the quarterback," Culley said.

In eight games with six starts this year, Mills completed 65.5 percent of passes for seven touchdowns and eight interceptions. He had his best game in Week 5 against the New England Patriots. Mills completed 21-of-29 passes (72.4 percent) and posted career highs in passing yards (313), passing touchdowns (three) and passer rating (141.7).

"The big thing for that is that he's played six ball games," Culley said. "He got thrown into it in Cleveland, and then he had to just go headfirst, but I thought if he could do the things he did, and I expect him too, in the New England game which he played very, very well, good decisions, protected the ball, I feel like we will be fine."

In Sunday's 31-0 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Taylor injured his left wrist and left the game in the third quarter and did not return. Mills finished the rest of the game, completing 6-of-14 for 49 yards. Taylor underwent an MRI on Monday, according to Culley. Earlier this week, Culley said an evaluation of the quarterback position will be based on more than just Taylor's availability and MRI results.

The Texans take on the Seahawks this Sunday, December 12th at 12:00 p.m. CT. Click here for tickets.

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