“These last couple weeks, I’ve been up and down. I’ve been going through a lot on and off the field.” “But when you give your life to the Lord, man, he gives you opportunities, and it’s what you do with it.” “I do it for the glory of God, man.” Stroud went on to cite the route-running of his receivers and the time management of the Texans’ coaching staff as instrumental to the comeback victory.
“I usually, like, try not really look to the accolades and the records, but I put a lot of work in… They picked me at No. 2, and I gotta play like that.”– @HoustonTexans QB C.J. Stroud to @EvanWashburn following his historic performance pic.twitter.com/x5xzrVvmx5 — NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) November 5, 2023
The high-scoring game saw Stroud attain 470 passing yards — a hefty sum for a rookie quarterback.
CJ STROUD FOR THE WIN TO TANK DELL.5 TDS FOR STROUD. pic.twitter.com/QYLt7gax8E — Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) November 5, 2023
The yardage was enough to break the NFL single-game rookie record.
CJ Stroud with another highlight. Ball placement specialist pic.twitter.com/WzPn3N7s5u— Menace 2 Sports (@Menace2Sports) November 5, 2023
The win adds another distinction to a rookie season that has impressed even the biggest believers in Stroud’s talent. Stroud has thrown 14 touchdown passes — to go with only one interception, according to ESPN. The Ohio State standout also discussed his experiences coping with his father’s incarceration after the game, according to the Associated Press.
CJ Stroud 470 passing yards (NFL rookie record) 5 TDs 147.8 passer ratingCJ Stroud got the game ball. Well deserved! OROY pic.twitter.com/MYasMn8JB8 — Carrie Lynn (@OSUFAN4U2NV) November 5, 2023
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.