The Houston Texans needed a savior, and they might have found one.
C.J. Stroud’s collegiate career was remarkable, and he showcases the traits any young quarterback needs to be successful in the National Football League.
Nonetheless, even though he’s quite skilled, there’s one ability that stands out the most to him, and that’s his anticipation ability.
Recently, the Ohio State product took pride in his ability to see things before they happen, stating that it allows him to put the ball where his receivers need it (via Aaron Wilson).
C.J. Stroud: “The ability to see things before they’re happening, to anticipate, that’s something that I pride myself on is putting the ball where it needs to be and having my receivers do little to no work to catch it. Most of that comes with timing and chemistry. Progress from… https://t.co/zePuWWiyyr
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 25, 2023
Stroud added that it obviously takes time and reps together, stating that he and his teammates have come a long way from the start of OTAs to today.
Of course, there will be plenty of growing pains along the way, as it happens with every rookie quarterback.
But given enough time to develop, he could end up being one of the most proficient dual-threat players in the league, as he’s a gifted athlete who has already shown an ability to put up big numbers.
Learning how to read opposing defenses takes some time in the NFL, but those who manage to anticipate what’s going to happen will often find success.
It’ll be a while before the Texans are ready to compete at the highest level, but getting C.J. Stroud was definitely a major step in the right direction for this organization.NEXT: Texans Veteran Has High Praise For C.J. Stroud