Texans QB Davis Mills says being voted captain ‘doesn’t change anything’

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Lovie Smith gave away on the first day of training camp he would vote for Davis Mills as one of the team captains.

The Houston Texans’ coach was aware of the work that the quarterback had put over the course of the offseason workouts heading into his second season. Also voting for Mills would instill a sense of belief in the former Stanford product that could be more catalytic as it would quell any ambiguity about Mills as a leader.

It’s official: Mills is an offensive captain for the Texans in 2022.

“It’s extremely humbling,” Mills told reporters Wednesday. “The rest of the team voted me up there. So, I mean, ready to attack this season as one of the leaders of the team. I guess it goes to show how hard I’ve worked this offseason and throughout camp so far.”

Even though Mills’ captaincy is one of the best endorsements he has received thus far, the former 2021 third-rounder isn’t going to let it sway him from his workload or expectations.

“I mean, being voted captain doesn’t change anything,” said Mills. “We still got to come out with the same mentality everyday and put our head down and get to work.”

The Texan’s first game is against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday at 12:00 p.m. Central Time at NRG Stadium. Houston is 2-0 against Indianapolis on Opening Day, and extending such an undefeated mark would amplify the positive feelings that have swept through the Bayou City about their NFL team.

Story originally appeared on Texans Wire