The Houston Texans are off to a better than expected start, but now the team has hit a snag. Starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor could miss up to four weeks with a hamstring injury he suffered in week two against the Cleveland Browns. The team has already ruled out the possibility of Deshaun Watson making his season debut and he will remain inactive despite being healthy. Houston will turn to their rookie quarterback and third-round pick Davis Mills on Thursday Night Football against the Panthers.
#Texans QB Tyrod Taylor will be out “for a while” with the hamstring he injured in Sunday’s loss to the #Browns, per source. Still waiting for the swelling to go down. As @RapSheet reported last night, Taylor won’t play Thursday vs. #Panthers. IR stint could be in play.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 20, 2021
#Texans coach David Culley confirms to reporters what has become obvious: Deshaun Watson won’t play in Week 3 despite Tyrod Taylor’s hamstring injury. Expect his status to remain the same.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 20, 2021
If Taylor is expected to miss more than three weeks then it is likely the team will place him on Injured Reserve and activate him when he is healthy. The team drafted Davis Mills in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft and did have future expectations for him. They will not get to see what the rookie has with Tyrod Taylor slated to miss some time. Week two had several injuries that affected teams and this one is no different.
— NFL (@NFL) September 19, 2021
Tyrod Taylor’s injury history is some of the worst luck in the NFL and that streak continues this season. We here at Def Pen Sports hope to see Taylor back healthy and starting in the NFL.