Davis Mills

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6' 4"
225 lbs
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Best Comparable Player
Matt Hasselbeck
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Davis Mills Bio

Davis Mills was born in Atlanta, Georgia and attended Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross, Georgia for high school. In his junior season, Mills passed for a county-high 2,821 yards along and 25 touchdowns. He finished his Senior season with a 139.9 passer rating and was a five-star recruit. He ultimately committed to play college football at Stanford University.

Mills redshirted his freshman season and was the Cardinal’s backup quarterback, playing in only one game. He entered the 2019 season as the backup again but was forced into action and played in eight games. He passed for 1,960 yards and 11 touchdowns that season and was named the starting quarterback for his redshirt junior season. Due to COVID restrictions, Mills played in only five games that season. Mills’ college stats were below-average: he averaged 7.8 yards per pass attempt and recorded a 77.4 College QBR. Forced with a decision to come back for his redshirt senior season or declare for the NFL draft, Mills decided to declare due to the uncertainty of how COVID would impact the upcoming season.

Davis Mills was invited to the 2021 NFL Combine and measured in at 6 feet 4 inches tall with a hand size of 9 ½ inches. He ran a below-average 4.82 40 time at Stanford’s Pro Day and tested as a below average athlete, with a 89.5 (47th-percentile) SPARQ-X score. Despite a poor college production profile and unimpressive athletic testing, Mills was selected with the third pick in the third round of the NFL draft by the Houston Texans.

Mills began his rookie season as the Texans’ backup, but was quickly pressed into action in week 2 after an injury to Texans’ starter Tyrod Taylor. Mills exceeded expectations as rookie but overall failed to have any real fantasy impact. He finished as the QB28 in fantasy points per game. Mills recorded a 80.7 True passer rating and a 35.6 QBR, both falling outside the top 20 among qualified quarterbacks. Mills was highly efficient in completing deep balls, however, with a Deep Ball Completion percentage of 44.2 and a +6.1 Production Premium.

Davis Mills’ status with the Texans is on shaky ground, even while being on his rookie contact. It is highly likely the Texans add a quarterback following the 2022 season. It is also unlikely Mills will have much fantasy impact in coming seasons.