Texans OC Pep Hamilton says experience will help QB Davis Mills, other young players

The Houston Texans are 0-2-1 on the season, and while the frustration with the team is understandable, the reality is the AFC South club is a young team.

The poster boy for the youth of the Texans is quarterback Davis Mills. While the 2021 third-rounder from Stanford is technically in his second season in the NFL, Mills has only started in 14 of his 16 games played — not even a complete season in today’s 17-game NFL, whichever way it is sliced.

Nevertheless offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton believes that Mills’ best bet to improve is through experience.

“You can’t teach experience,” Hamilton told reporters Thursday. “I’ll continue to say that. At the same time, I think the more he plays, the more all of our young guys play, they’ll have a reference point for how to handle different situations even better the next time that they have to function in that space. He’s working at it just like all our guys and we’ve got to find a way to go out and beat the [Los Angeles] Chargers.”

The Chargers were one of the two teams Mills beat in his rookie season when he compiled a 2-9 record. The Texans host the Chargers in Week 4 for a noontime kickoff Sunday at NRG Stadium, and Mills has an opportunity to gain plenty of experience as he leads an 0-2-1 squad against a desperate 1-2 club tryin to keep pace in the competitive AFC West.

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