Houston Texans rookie John Metchie III is a true inspiration, not just to his teammates or colleagues but to everybody else.
His patience and strong mindset have definitely paid off, as he’s rapidly becoming a steady contributor to his team, just one year after being diagnosed with leukemia.
When asked about his journey back to the league, the Canadian wideout stated that he was never actually worried about it because he felt like God had a plan for him.
“I knew at that moment God had a plan for me”
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— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) October 14, 2023
He said that the tough part was telling his family about it, as he knew in his mind that he could get over it with treatment, switching his mind from getting ready to play professional football to getting ready to face that.
Now, one year after being drafted, his playing time has increased, especially with teammate Tank Dell out with a concussion.
Metchie has built a strong rapport with fellow rookie QB C.J. Stroud.
He’s coming off playing a season-high 25 snaps in his team’s heartbreaking 21-19 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, hauling in both of his targets for 20 yards.
With a clean bill of health and more practice time under his belt, Metchie is building his timing and chemistry with Texans rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud.
He caught 96 passes for 1,142 yards and eight touchdowns in his final year with the Alabam Crimson Tide before tearing a ligament on his knee in the SEC Championship Game, which, in hindsight, wasn’t that big of a hurdle to get past.
With his battle with leukemia now a thing of the past, the former second-round pick has already won the biggest game he’ll ever play.NEXT: C.J. Stroud Could Make NFL History This Sunday