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Texans Announce Starting QB After Designating Tyrod Taylor To Return

A closeup of a Houston Texans helmet.

HOUSTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 26: A view of the helmet sticker honoring Robert C. McNair, the late owner of the Houston Texans, is shown prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium on November 26, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

The Houston Texans have lost six games in a row since starting QB Tyrod Taylor got injured in Week 2. But with Taylor on the mend, will he be taking the field against the Los Angeles Rams this week?

According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, rookie quarterback Davis Mills is slated to start against the Rams. Mills has been the Texans' starting QB since Taylor got hurt, but has no wins to show for it.

Through six games and five starts, the rookie out of Stanford is 0-5 with a 65-percent completion rate, 1,047 passing yards, five touchdowns and seven interceptions. His passer rating is under 75.

Prior to his injury, Tyrod Taylor appeared on the verge of having a superb season. He was completing 70-percent of his passes and had 416 yards and three touchdowns with no picks.

But in the last five games, the Texans offense has stagnated. They've scored over 10 points only once in the last month and haven't scored a touchdown since Week 5.

Most people expected that the Houston Texans would have a terrible 2021 season given the events of this past offseason. Between key departures, head-scratching free agency moves and a complete inability to resolve the ongoing situation with Deshaun Watson, the team is in a bad place right now.

The Texans' 1-6 record doesn't even seem to fully encapsulate how bad they've been at times.

And at this point, with a Deshaun Watson trade poised to go unfinished before Tuesday's trade deadline, mid-season reinforcements probably aren't coming either.

When will Tyrod Taylor return to the Texans starting lineup?