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Houston Texans, CJ Stroud
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NFL rumors: Texans splitting QB1 duties between C.J. Stroud, Davis Mills

Throughout the pre-draft process, it was unknown what the Houston Texans were going to do. They held the No. 2 overall pick, would they go best player available in linebacker Will Anderson Jr., or would they go quarterback? In regards to the latter question, there was buzz that Will Levis would be the second quarterback drafted behind Bryce Young. But, C.J. Stroud was the clear-cut second-best signal caller in the class.

The Texans decided to select Stroud second-overall, then traded up to No. 3 to take Anderson. With that, Stroud was on track to be the team’s starting quarterback.

Back in the spring, Stroud was splitting starting quarterback duties in practices with Davis Mills. After a promising rookie season in 2021, Mills split playing time with Kyle Allen and Jeff Driskel, and the need for a quarterback became obvious.

Ahead of training camp, the Texans didn’t hand the job to Stroud just yet. Instead, head coach DeMeco Ryans has deemed this a quarterback competition between the rookie and Mills. So, who has the head start on the first day of practice?

Well, the Texans are rotating between Stroud and Mills.

This is something that Ryans has been doing in OTAs and mandatory minicamp, so this isn’t exactly a new update for Texans fans. It will be a matter of waiting throughout training camp and the preseason how Stroud does in practices and actual games.

Texans fans, have some patience. You’ll get an answer before the end of training camp about whether Stroud will start the year at the top of the depth chart.