On Friday, Houston Texans coach David Culley said that rookie quarterback Davis Mills will start the rest of the season.
Davis Mills came off the bench in the second half of the game in the 13th week of losing to the Indianapolis Colts, replacing the then starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Tyrod Taylor was absent with a hamstring injury early in the season and returned after six games. His performance was not ideal: five passes were intercepted and 12 sacks in four games.
David Culley said: “It has nothing to do with Tyrod Taylor’s ready to play or not. We just think that doing so now will maximize the chance of winning.”
Tyrod Taylor has a 60.7% pass completion rate this season, advancing for 966 yards, 5 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions. Davis Mills started the game when Tyrod Taylor was injured. He lost all 6 games. This season he passed the ball for 1,406 yards, 7 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.
“Tyrod Taylor didn’t like this decision.” David Culley said, “I won’t like it, but focus on efficiency…. We need to change, so we made a change.”