Source: Texans sign third-round QB Davis Mills to $5.22 million deal

The Texans have signed third-round quarterback Davis Mills to a four-year contract worth $5.22 million that includes a $1.157 million signing bonus, according to a league source. The Texans have now signed all of their rookie draft picks. The Texans drafted Mills while dealing with flux at the position due to Deshaun Watson's standing trade request and legal issues. The Texans like what they've seen from Mills, a team captain who ranked fourth nationally in completions per game as a junior last year with a 25.8 average per game: a large, athletic quarterback well-schooled in the fundamentals of the game after playing for highly respected Stanford coach David Shaw.

“Davis Mills, I thought Nick’s staff did a great job of all of a sudden earmarking a guy that fit what a quarterback in the NFL is all about,” Texans coach David Culley said during a rookie minicamp. “Obviously he didn’t play as much football as some of the other guys because of the COVID situation in the Pac-12, but we really love what he’s all about.

“We love all of the intangibles he has. He’s a prototype NFL quarterback and we feel good to have him. He’s smart. He can make all the throws and we feel good and feel fortunate that we’re able to get him when we got him.” 

Aaron Wilson has covered the NFL for 20 years. He has previously written for The Houston Chronicle and The Baltimore Sun. He's on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL and Instagram: @aaronwilson7128.

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