The Texans hope the quarterback change will provide a spark to an offense that ranks 32nd in total yards per game and 26th in passing yards per game.
The Houston Texans they have benched the starting quarterback Davis Millswith backup quarterback Kyle Allen being promoted for next Sunday’s duel against the Miami Dolphinsconfirmed a source to ESPN this Wednesday.
The move comes after the worst performance of the season for Mills last Sunday as part of a 23-10 loss to the Washington Commanders. against the commanders, Mills he completed 57.6 percent of his passes for 169 yards and two interceptions, including a return for a touchdown on the opening drive.
The head coach of the texans, lovie smithhad declined to name a starting quarterback during his news conference Wednesday, saying he did not want to give an “opponent advantage.”
NFL Network first reported that Allen would start against the dolphins.
The texans they hoped that Millsa 2021 third-round pick out of stanford, could become the quarterback of the future, after showing promise during his rookie season. But, he has struggled throughout his second season, with his completion percentage dropping to 61.9 percent, and his passer rating dipping to 78.1, ranking among the bottom 10 in the league. nfl in both categories.
Mills also leads the nfl with 11 interceptions, surpassing his interception total (10) for all of last season.
The texans hope that the change towards Allen will provide a spark to an offense that ranks 32nd in total yards per game (285.9) and 26th in passing yards per game (192.2).
This is the fifth season of Allen on the nflafter spending his first four years with the Carolina Panthers Y commanders. He is 7-10 as a starting quarterback, with 24 touchdown passes to 17 interceptions in his career.
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Houston Texans make quarterback trade; replace Davis Mills with Kyle Allen