CJ Stroud continues to make NFL history.
When the Houston Texans selected Ohio State Quarterback, CJ Stroud with the #2 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the club was hoping to have finally found their franchise QB…and they have.
During the first-half of the club’s pivotal week 18 game against AFC South rivals, the Indianapolis Colts, Stroud eclipsed the 4,000 yard mark, becoming just the fifth rookie to do so in NFL history.
Stroud joins Andrew Luck (4,374), Justin Herbert (4,336), Cam Newton (4,051), and Jameis Winston (4,042) as the only players in league history to surpass 4,000 passing yards in their rookie season.
CJ Stroud’s Breakout Rookie Season
Just months removed from a 3-13-1 season, the Houston Texans found themselves selecting at the top of the draft once again. However, with one pick, that being Ohio State signal caller, CJ Stroud, those losing days may very well be in the rearview mirror for DeMeco Ryans and co. Stroud has led the Texans to a 9 win season, and with a win over the Colts, would clinch a playoff berth despite being projected to be the second worst team in the league before the season began.
The #2 overall pick has had quite the year, as Stroud has thrown for 4,108 yards to go along with 23 touchdowns to just 5 interceptions in 15 starts (missed two games due to injury).