The Texans have a quarterback of their own.
Rookie CJ Stroud was by far the best rookie quarterback this season. And with five rookie signal-callers competing on Sunday, Stroud was the only one to leave with a win.
The 30-6 win over the Steelers was the second straight win for the Texans and Stroud. His 306 passing yards give him 1,212 this season, the second-most for a rookie quarterback through the first four games of his career.
Stroud overtook Andrew Luck, who reached 1,208 in 2012. Cam Newton holds the record with 1,386 in 2011.
The former Ohio State quarterback is also the second quarterback in league history to have no interceptions in four starts, with at least 30 throws in each game. Gardner Minshew achieved this feat in 2019.
Stroud’s performance makes the attempt by some to derail him in the draft less surprising. Remember all that crap about processing speed and other red flags?
Yes, someone who really wanted to draft him wanted the Texans (and others) to shake things up so that Stroud would get into the hands of whoever was spreading the stuff about him that has proven to be unfounded to this day.