The Houston Texans have found themselves in a great position that few could have seen coming. Not only is their future appearing to be set for the franchise for the years to come, but their QB is playing as one of the best quarterbacks in the league at times already. The rookie phenomenon from Ohio State, had some question marks coming in, but he has answered those, and then some. Now with a second missed game due to a concussion, the rookie franchise quarterback is looking to be in a position to return next week when the Houston Texans play the Tennessee Titans.
Houston Texans Injury Update
According to a report from Adam Schefter, CJ Stroud is progressing well as he recovers from his concussion injury. In an encouraging bit of news that Adam Schefter announced on social media, CJ Stroud is looking like he will likely be ready to make a comeback next week.
The next game will take place during week 17, as the Houston Texans will look to beat divisional opponent, the Tennessee Titans, in what is shaping up to be a tight playoff race. While a lot will ride on how this week’s matchups turnout, week 17 will probably have a big hand in determining how the AFC South race will finish, and who will be left home when the playoffs start.
Looking to add another win before the New Year, having a healthy CJ Stroud come back, in time for this important divisional game could prove crucial for a team that is in an unexpected position of making the playoffs this year.
Houston Texans Playoff Hopes
The number 2 overall pick of the Houston Texans from a year ago, has this team in a realistic position to enter the playoffs. Say what you will about Ohio State quarterbacks playing in the NFL, CJ Stroud has produced for this team this year, and is looking like a sure bet to win the Offensive Player of the Year.
Though he has missed some games, his level of play currently has the Houston Texans in a three way race atop the AFC South. The Jacksonville Jaguars have been up and down all year, with Trevor Lawrence himself going through an injury issue that he is trying to navigate. The Indianapolis Colts have looked promising at times, but after losing Anthony Richardson, and having to lean on Gardner Minshew, some have attributed their success to playing a weaker schedule.
With a healthy CJ Stroud, the Houston Texans by far would arguably the best quarterback situation remaining of the three. And if he is able to continue the level of play that he was earlier in the season, the Houston Texans will be looking at a playoff spot.
Posting a great touchdown to interception ratio, CJ Stroud has thrown 20 touchdowns, and only thrown 5 interceptions this year for the Houston Texans. This number is even more impressive when you consider that the Houston Texans are often in shootouts, and CJ Stroud is forced to throw it down field. The Houston Texans are not playing it safe with him, and they are allowing him to shine, showcasing his abilities in the offense.