Houston Texans head coach David Culley has opted to bench quarterback Tyrod Taylor during the third quarter of the Week 13 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts.
Culley has elected to bring in backup quarterback Davis Mills to seemingly finish the remainder of this contest with Houston already down by a 21-0 score. This move comes as Taylor reportedly was cleared to feature in the second half after being evaluated for an injury, but still, Culley is rolling with Mills.
Tyrod Taylor is out of the game, with Davis Mills taking over for Houston at QB.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 5, 2021
Taylor had notable struggles during his time on the field, as he failed to lead Houston to a single scoring drive and also threw an interception on his first pass attempt of the game. More so, he struggled to build any chemistry with wide receiver Brandin Cooks. The veteran quarterback targeted Cooks three times and did not connect with him for a single completion.
Overall, Taylor finished with a lowly stat line of 45 passing yards recorded, one interception thrown and a season-low 16.5 passer rating.
Taylor recently made his return to action after a stint on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury. He earned a start in Houston’s upset road win over the Tennessee Titans, but he failed to build on momentum in the following game as the Texans came away with a 21-14 loss to the New York Jets in Week 12.
It will be noteworthy to see whether a quarterback dilemma may emerge after this contest. If Mills can make the most out of Houston’s drives on offense over the remainder of this game, it may bode well for his chances of making his seventh start of the campaign in Week 14 against the Seattle Seahawks.