3 NFL quarterbacks who played like they should be benched in Week 11

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Davis Mills, Houston Texans
Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /

2. Davis Mills, Texans

Last year, Davis Mills showed promise as a rookie. In fact, he was probably the best of the 2021 class that season. In 2022, the magic looks to be gone.

The Houston Texans are easily the worst team in the NFL and are in the driver’s seat to win the first-overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. That pick should be used on either Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud or Alabama signal caller Bryce Young.

Houston looked to gain their second win of the season, but had to contend with the surging Washington Commanders. It was an easy day at the office for the Commanders in Houston.

Mills didn’t help matters with his play. On Houston’s second offensive play of the game, Mills targeted wide receiver Brandin Cooks, but it was easily picked off by Kendall Fuller. The Commanders defensive back easily returned it for a touchdown to give them a 7-0 lead over the Texans.

After that pick-six, Houston’s subsequent drives in the first half ended with them punting the ball back to Washington.

Mills lone touchdown of the game took place on their final drive, which was a four-yard rushing score. That cut Houston’s deficit to 23-10 with a little over three minutes remaining.

In the game, Mills completed 19-of-33 pass attempts for 169 yards, while throwing two interceptions.

Houston needs to scout the top of the quarterback class extensively this offseason, and use one of their first-round picks on one of those prospects.