Davis Mills’ unflappable personality, improving accuracy and growing understanding of the game largely defined his rookie season.
Two games ago, Mills engineered an upset victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. He completed 20 of 27 passes for two touchdowns and no interceptions for the 4-12 Texans and registered a season-high 130.6 passer rating as he outdueled Pro Bowl quarterback Justin Herbert.
“He’s a rookie that’s learning a lot every week and a guy who keeps getting better,” said David Morris, Mills’ private quarterbacks coach who prepped Mills and Jones for the NFL draft. “When you look back at Davis’ college career, he had limited starts due to injuries. He’s had incredible starts early in his career in the NFL. I’m not surprised because he’s really good and he’s going to continue to get better.
“Mac and Davis are really good ones. They’re pros. They know what it takes to play this position and it means a lot to them. They don’t cut corners and know the work and sacrifice that it takes to be good. Both have very bright futures and will keep working to ensure that.”