The Houston Texans have lost starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor to a hamstring injury that could put him out of the game for four weeks.
In the latest development in the Houston Texans quarterback saga, Tyrod Taylor has been sidelined with a hamstring injury sustained in his Week 2 loss to the Cleveland Browns.
While the injury timeline is still unknown, the hamstring pain could put Taylor on IR.
Houston Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor sidelined with hamstring injury
Originally selected in 2011 as backup for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, Tyrod Taylor is approaching Ryan Fitzpatrick’s level with five NFL teams in ten years. Prone to misfortune, Taylor has been on four different teams in the last five years.
Like the Texans, Taylor’s career has been on a tragic downward spiral for years. A promising preseason with the Los Angles Chargers last year was marked with a rogue needle that pierced his lung. Once Justin Herbert hit the field, any hope for a comeback was deflated, and the official quarterback turned his gaze east to benefit from the quarterback debacle in Houston. Of course, he was sidelined in a botched revenge match against his former team.
In fact, Week 2 has been shown to bring Tyrod Taylor nothing but pain and misery for three different NFL seasons – and each time, he’s opened the door for a new quarterback to take his place permanently.
For now, rookie quarterback Davis Mills will start in Taylor’s place, while Jeff Driskel is expected to be elevated from the practice team.
Mills was the Texans’ first draft pick, though he came in the third round with the No. 67 pick, a direct result of The Ingenious Crafts of Bill O’Brien. Mills only played 13 games in two college seasons, but his powerful arm caught the attention of the NFL scouts sitting at Stanford and his for the day.
“He’s outstanding in the passing game, but lacks athleticism,” says a NFL.com post-draft analysis.
If Mills or Driskel don’t work out and Taylor stays out longer than expected, the Texans could start looking for a whole new QB franchise. The injury could even be a possible opportunity for current free agent quarterback Cam Newton.
If Taylor maintains the value that Texans running back Phillip Lindsay described in a recent press conference, perhaps he will maintain his future in the league.