Texans’ Davis Mills climbs to No. 26 in CBS Sports QB power rankings

The Houston Texans got a win, and it lifted all ships on the roster.

According to Cody Benjamin from CBS Sports, quarterback Davis Mills jumped to No. 26 in their weekly power rankings for the position following Houston’s 19-14 win over the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium in Week 16.

Mills has been through the ringer in two years with Houston, trying to balance aggression and smarts on a lineup perpetually undermanned. His best-case scenario is breaking free to grow and serve as a top backup elsewhere. (+3)

Mills completed 17 passes on 28 attempts for 178 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. The second-year signal caller led Houston to nine unanswered points to extend the Titans’ losing streak to five games.

The Texans deployed the two quarterback system starting in Week 14 when Mills returned to the lineup. However, backup Jeff Driskel only had four pass attempts against the Titans and rushed just twice, indicating offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton was more comfortable to let Mills handle most of the offense.

Houston hosts the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 17 at NRG Stadium. The Jaguars are 7-8 and have a shot at wresting control of first place in the AFC South from the similarly 7-8 Titans.

Story originally appeared on Texans Wire