(SportsRadio 610) - One of the main things to monitor from Texans organized team activities is the progress of second-year quarterback Davis Mills.
A lot has changed in the year since Mills was a rookie trying to find his way, to now as the solidified starter.
Mills earned this spot with his play toward the end of last season. The expectations for him in Year 2 are higher, as the Texans try to find out if Mills is their quarterback of the future, or if they will need to draft one with one of their four first-round picks over the next two years.
"Every day we’ve opened up the building, he’s been in here," Texans head coach Lovie Smith said Tuesday. "He’s our quarterback. When you’re the leader, you’ve got to be visible. It’s been documented on what I think of Davis.
"I think he’s going to be an excellent quarterback in the NFL for a lot of years, but it’s about this year. Having a year, he and Pep Hamilton getting on the same page with our offense, and him being in a role from the start, that’s different also. But that’s what you do. You have a chance for him to establish himself as one of our primary leaders each day."
Our own resident quarterback Clint Stoerner attended OTAs earlier this week and shared his observations from Mills.