Smith: Garoppolo? Mayfield? Mills? Texans will have QB options

Baker Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2018 NFL draft, joining a rebuilding team that could hold the No. 3 selection in the 2022 draft?

Or Davis Mills as the Week 1 starter in Year Two of Caserio?

Wherever the 4-12 Texans go from here, they will have options at the most important position in pro sports.

Look, I’m not trying to be overly optimistic about a squad that could again struggle to win four games next year. Thursday’s column was devoted to Houston’s NFL team potentially moving on from first-year head coach David Culley. 

The Texans have to fix their entire offense, specifically the run game. The defense occasionally was better this season but still ranks last in the NFL in rushing yards allowed, 29th in total yards and is tied for 26th in points.

Caserio has a ton of work to do and it’s easy to argue that Jacksonville, the NFL’s worst team (again), is currently in a better place than the Texans, even though two of the Texans’ four wins this season were against the friendly ol’ Jaguars.

But the Texans will have options at QB and it’ll be interesting to see how Caserio handles all of this. 

He obviously has a vision for what he wants the rebuilt Texans to become. 

New offensive coordinator? New HC? New starting QB, with Garoppolo or Mayfield battling Mills for the starting spot during training camp?

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