Texans rookie Davis Millls replaces Tyrod Taylor

The Houston Texans have made a change at quarterback.

Texans rookie quarterback Davis Mills replaced veteran Tyrod Taylor after the starter went into the blue medical tent to have his leg examined.

Taylor was evaluated for an injury, but is healthy enough to play. It's Texans coach David Culley's decision to have Mills remain in the game at quarterback.

Taylor and the Texans are struggling, falling behind 21-0. He completed 5 of 13 passes for 45 yards, no touchdowns and one interception for a 16.5 passer rating Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium.

Mills went 0-6 as the starter when Taylor was sidelined with a Grade 2 hamstring string.

It's been the usual up-and-down progression of a rookie quarterback.

Mills has passed for 1,357 yards, seven touchdowns and eight interceptions for an 80.2 passer rating. The third-round draft pick from Stanford has been sacked 20 times. He has maintained his poise and displayed a steady, even-keel, unflappable personality. Mills has flashed some arm talent and mobility and toughness. 

"I believe he could be a quarterback in this league for a long time," Culley said recently when asked if the team has seen enough from Mills to believe he could potentially be the Texans' starting quarterback next season.

Indianapolis Colts v Houston Texans

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