Taylor actually looked good in the opener, throwing for two touchdowns in a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
But then came an injury in Week 2 and any hope of the Texans competing with Taylor under center faded away in an instant.
Rookie Davis Mills was thrown on the field and the Texans are prepared to enter Week 14 with a record of 2-10.
Head coach David Culley has had Taylor back for a month and the results have not been great.
There was the shocking win over the Tennessee Titans, but Taylor threw three interceptions in a loss against Miami and the Texans most recently got shoutout by a final of 31-0 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Mills finished the shutout and Culley has decided to keep him as the starter for the remainder of the season.
This continues a tough trend for Taylor in his NFL career.
Tyrod Taylor’s four stints as a starter:
▫️Bills: benched for Nathan Peterman (only for 1 game)
▫️Browns: benched for Baker Mayfield after a concussion
▫️Chargers: benched for Justin Herbert after a needle to the lung
▫️Texans: benched for Davis Mills
He can’t catch a break. https://t.co/qEaV5LSbem
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 10, 2021
It may be too late now for him to ever get a fair shot.
Benched Again In Houston
There is no way Mills gives the Texans a better chance to win than Taylor.
The team is winless with him under center and the third-round pick has seven touchdowns compared to eight interceptions.
There have certainly been flashes, but nothing to give the franchise any hope he is a long-term option at quarterback.
That job belongs to either Watson or a top rookie coming out in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Saying Mills gives the team the best chance to win may point toward the Texans hoping they can get the top quarterback in the draft.
Tyrod Taylor "didn't like the decision," David Culley said.
"I wouldn't have liked it either, but this is a production business. We needed a spark. We needed a change."
— Aaron Reiss (@aaronjreiss) December 10, 2021
Taylor has once again been benched for a young quarterback and this time may be the most frustrating.
The Texans are already terrible, and are basically insulting Taylor at this point by benching him.
However, it may be best for his long-term health because it was going to be tough for him to show much of anything with this Texans offense for the remainder of the season.