Texans QB Davis Mills named a Week 1 ‘secret superstar’

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The Houston Texans actually got a favorable performance out of their second-year quarterback despite the 20-20 tie with the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1 at NRG Stadium.

According to Doug Farrar from the Touchdown Wire, quarterback Davis Mills was a “secret superstar” from the first week of the 2022 NFL season. Mills completed 23-of-37 for 240 yards, two touchdowns, a 98.9 passer rating, and took three sacks.

We’ll get into Mills’ two touchdown passes to new tight end O.J. Howard in the O.J. Howard portion of our program, so I wanted to focus on a few other aspects of Mills’ performance against the Colts in a 20-20 tie that certainly wasn’t Mills’ fault. Mills was a better intermediate and deep passer than people thought he was in his rookie season, and this 14-yard comeback to Brandin Cooks shows how well he can get the ball out on time and with rhythm even when a defender (in this case, Indianapolis edge-rusher Ifeadi Odenigbo), is coming for his face.

And on this 18-yard in-cut to Nico Collins, Mills again shows nice touch and timing. We’re not going to mention that Mills probably had receiver Chris Moore for a wide-open touchdown on the deep over from the slot with 21 seconds left in the first half in a drive that ended with no points… because hey, it’s Week 1 for everybody. We’re all getting into game shape.

Against a pretty game Colts defense, Mills completed 23 of 37 passes for 240 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. The 2021 third-round pick continues to look like a surprise franchise quarterback.

For Mills to even enter the conversation as a franchise quarterback for Houston, he will need to play at that level on a consistent basis, and his superstar performances can no longer be a secret.

Houston gets back in action against the Denver Broncos Sunday at 3:25 p.m. Central Time at Empower Field at Mile High.

Story originally appeared on Texans Wire