2. Houston Texans
Call me crazy, but I think the Houston Texans might have something in Davis Mills at quarterback. It is highly unlikely that he ever turns into a top-10 quarterback but could the Texans get a Kirk Cousins-type quarterback out of the third-round pick? Absolutely.
Heck, I don't feel any better about Mac Jones heading into year two than I do Davis Mills. Jones was in a significantly better situation with far better coaching and much more talent and he didn't do much better than Mills did once he settled down.
Their completion percentage, passer rating, yards per attempt and interception rate were all either nearly identical or really close. In his last five games, Mills completed 68.42% of his passes for 1,258 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions. He had a 102.4 passer rating. Jones completed 60% of his passes for 951 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions in his last five games. He had a 79.8 passer rating.
Enough of the Davis Mills vs. Mac Jones tangent — the Texans still have one of the worst offenses in the entire NFL. Mills does not have good weapons, does not have a great offensive line outside of Laremy Tunsil and maybe Kenyon Greene and does not have a rushing attack. Sure, Rex Burkhead sliced and diced the Chargers last season but that should not happen again with this new-look defense.
If I am right about my Mills projection it does not suddenly make the Texans an elite offensive team. I am not projecting him to be a quarterback that lifts an entire offense up but one that can do his job and can succeed with talent around him.
Without much talent around him, Mills and the Texans are limited in 2022.