It has solely been 4 video games, however the Houston Texans appear to be they’ve discovered their quarterback in C.J. Stroud.
For the third week in a row he confirmed a stunning stage of composure and really feel for a rookie quarterback, serving to to steer a 30-6 thumping of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He accomplished 16-of-30 passes for 306 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.
He not often seemed rattled and from the opening drive of the sport appeared to be in full management of the Houston offense.
It’s the second week in a row Houston received huge, following final week’s 37-17 win in Jacksonville.
This sport was maybe much more spectacular given how banged up the Texans’ offensive line was coming in and having to going up in opposition to a Pittsburgh protection that has been a turnover inflicting machine.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin additionally had a 23-4 document in opposition to rookie quarterbacks going into Sunday’s sport, the most effective mark of any head coach going again to 1950.
None of it mattered.
Stroud and his younger large receivers dominated the sport whereas the banged up offensive line did sufficient to provide Stroud sufficient time to seek out them.
By 4 video games Stroud has already thrown for 1,212 yards and thrown six touchdowns, whereas additionally averaging greater than eight yards per go try.
Maybe essentially the most encouraging quantity on his stat line, nevertheless, is zero. As in zero interceptions. Rookie quarterbacks can are likely to make their share of errors and be turnover inclined, however Stroud has but to throw an interception on 151 go makes an attempt by means of Sunday.
Nothing can change a franchise faster than getting it proper with a franchise quarterback, and with the No. 2 general decide within the 2023 NFL Draft the Texans got a chance to get one in a top-heavy quarterback draft.
Of the three quarterbacks taken within the top-five (becoming a member of Bryce Younger and Anthony Richardson) Stroud has appeared to be by far essentially the most spectacular.
The Texans wanted to hit a house run with that decide to assist erase the unhealthy style of the Deshaun Watson period, and thus far Stroud appears to be like to be precisely that.