Texans coach David Culley says QB Davis Mills pick was part of creating competition on the roster

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The Houston Texans selected quarterback Davis Mills with the No. 67 overall pick in Round 3 of the 2021 NFL draft.

According to coach David Culley, the selection of Mills wasn’t necessarily to create competition at quarterback. Rather, the move was part of an overall philosophy to generate position battles throughout the entire roster.

“We’re looking at it like there’s going to be competition at all positions,” Culley told reporters on May 15 during the Texans’ rookie minicamp. “This is a new football team here. Basically, we’ve created competition all around this football team, not just at the quarterback position, but basically at all positions. That’s why you see so many guys on this football team right now that haven’t been here.”

Culley says that the real battles will take place during the summer leading up to preseason.

“We’re going to let things play out in training camp,” said Culley. “We’re going to go from there and then the best players that give us the best chance to win are the ones we’re going to be put on the football field regardless of position.”

The Texans have quarterbacks Tyrod Taylor, Ryan Finley, and three-time Pro Bowler Deshaun Watson on the roster.