Shortly before the NFL Draft, the Houston Texans drew some backlash for being so locked in on C.J. Stroud.
As good as his numbers in college were, some were worried about Stroud’s allegedly low scores on IQ tests, stating that he wouldn’t be able to read a defense in real-time and would struggle at the next level.
It’s been five games in his professional career, and the Texans are already much better than expected, and Stroud could set a new record in his sixth start.
According to ProFootballTalk, the Ohio State Product could become the first quarterback in NFL history to not get a pass intercepted through the first six games of his career.
C.J. Stroud can become the first QB ever with no interceptions in his first six starts. https://t.co/fSYlxNsZOo
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 14, 2023
The Texans are 2-3 – although they were quite close to being 3-2 – and Stroud has been the most impressive rookie in his class, at least from the offensive side of the ball.
He’s looked poised and in control, and his teammates have raved about his demeanor and professionalism, stating that he leads by example and is making everybody around him better.
Stroud doesn’t have all that many weapons to work with, and the Texans’ offensive line could use some major improvements, but he’s still done an outstanding job of taking care of the football.
It’s still early in his career and plenty of things could happen, both good and bad.
But Nick Caserio and the Texans must feel great about themselves with the pick they made, and Stroud looks like a superstar in the making right now.NEXT: C.J. Stroud Explains His Elite Play Against The Falcons