Houston Texans rookie quarterback Davis Mills was thrust into Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Cleveland Browns after Tyrod Taylor was sidelined with an harm.

On one amongst Mills’ first drives of his career, he threw an interception to linebacker Malcolm Smith. The former Stanford standout would regroup on the following drive and uncover broad receiver Brandin Cooks for the first landing pass of his career.

The Mills-Cooks connection was a 2-yard landing and reduce their deficit to simply three parts.

The Browns would rating on a Nick Chubb dashing landing to place them as soon as extra up 9 parts.

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Houston chosen Mills all through the third spherical of the NFL Draft all through the spring. He joined a quarterback room that included Taylor and the embattled Deshaun Watson. The latter was a non-injury inactive for Sunday’s recreation as he’s all through the midst of twenty-two civil lawsuits accusing him of sexual assault.

Mills began to realize some steam on account of the draft neared. The New Orleans Saints had been reportedly among the many many many groups extreme about him.

Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills throws during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Cleveland.

Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills throws within the midst of the second half of an NFL soccer recreation in opposition to the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Cleveland.
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Mills solely carried out in 5 video video video games in 2020 on account of the coronavirus pandemic put the Pac-12 Conference’s season on hold for a interval by way of the autumn. He had 1,508 passing yards and 7 landing passes in 2020. In 2019, he had 11 landing passes and 1,960 passing yards in eight video video video games.