There are few axioms this time of 12 months that ring further true than “actions speak louder than words.” The Houston Texans, with their first various to decide in the draft, demonstrated that assertion utterly in selecting a quarterback in the third spherical no matter primarily being silent in regards to the Deshaun Watson state of affairs.
With the 67th common resolve, the Texans chose Davis Mills, a quarterback out of Stanford. The NFL Network broadcast crew, anchored by Rich Eisen, was shocked. “What? What?” Eisen repeated for a powerful minute. It was a daring, non-verbal assertion in regards to the uncertainty surrounding the group, and spherical Deshaun Watson in the express.
The data spherical Watson has been quiet over the last couple of weeks, nevertheless, the NFL calendar continues to maneuver. As the season grows ever nearer, Houston has no various than to stare down the elephant in the room and decide what life without Watson would possibly seem like. They made the selection in order so as to add to their quarterback room, which at current consists of veteran journeyman Tyrod Taylor and Ryan Finley. As the approved course continues to tug on surrounding the 22 civil lawsuits that Watson goes by means of, there’s rising speculation that Watson will not be going to play this season.
Mills is an intriguing prospect. He was a five-star recruit and the No. 1 ranked pro-style quarterback in the 2017 class, sooner than injuring his knee in his final high school sport. He sat out his first 12 months at Stanford whereas rehabbing the injury, after which re-injured it as he was close to being ready. That led to a distinct season on the shelf.
As quickly as a highly-touted recruit has restricted video games carried out in school because of the accidents and a COVID-shortened 2020 season, nevertheless, the devices are there for Mills to be a developmental quarterback on the NFL diploma.
To the Texans followers in the marketplace, this was a “no-no, I just have some dust in my eyes. I’m fine” form of the second. All the promise and hope of an organization helmed by a celeb quarterback has gone up in flames in the ultimate 12 months.
Bill O’Brien tanked the franchise and moved their draft picks in the tactic, the quarterback that was imagined to be their savior goes by means of 22 lawsuits for sexual misconduct, organizational pillar J.J. Watt is now in Arizona with former Texans star intensive receiver DeAndre Hopkins, and now Texans followers are confronted with the stark actuality that comes with drafting a developmental quarterback. It’s going to be a protracted freeway to therapeutic in Houston.