The Houston Texans played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a cross-conference matchup and the quarterback CJ Stroud impressed everyone with his remarkable performance. The QB received immense appreciation from the whole NFL community.
Even NBA great LeBron James was also among those who praised Stroud’s performance, expressing his excitement and admiration for the young quarterback on social media.
LeBron James is all in for CJ Stroud hype
CJ Stroud was drafted from Ohio State as the second overall pick in the 2023 NFL draft. He was a two-time Heisman finalist and had a successful NFL debut this season.
In a recent Texans game against the Bucs, the quarterback helped the team win the game. His stunning display of poise and arms strength created hype on social media. Fans were impressed by his remarkable performance.
The 22-year-old didn’t only impress the fans but also the legendary basketball player LeBron James who follows the NFL consistently. The NBA star was all praises for CJ Stroud and expressed his admiration for the quarterback by giving him a shoutout on the social media platform X.
“C.J. STROUD. That’s All”
This shoutout to the quarterback was a testament to the respect and admiration LeBron James has for Stroud.
Fans on social media also agreed with LeBron James and praised CJ Stroud with one fan writing, “He was a beast today!”
Everyone shared their excitement and support for him.
“He’s the real deal. Texans fans rejoice!”
“What a game! Amazing performance!”
With only one game CJ Stroud is in everyone’s good books now. But it has also raised everyone’s expectations of the QB. Now, Texans fans will be expecting more from the young QB.
CJ Stroud’s game by numbers
In the game against the Bucs, Stroud’s game-winning drive in the final moments of the game set records and showcased his poise and skill.
He led the Texans on a 75-yard drive, concluding with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Tank Dell with just six seconds remaining.
The 22-year-old broke multiple records during the game, including the record for passing yards by a rookie per SI.com, 450+ pass yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions.
Stroud’s teammates and coaches were highly impressed by his performance and praised his ability to stay poised and execute in high-pressure situations.
Even the opposing team, the Bucs, were amazed by the young QB’s performance. The Bucs QB Baker Mayfield praised him after the game sharing that he didn’t feel like Stroud was a rookie quarterback.
“I’ll tell you what — C.J. Stroud doesn’t look like a rookie to me,” Mayfield said. “That guy, he’s so impressive. Looks like a polished NFL quarterback. So hats off to him. He played extremely, extremely well today.”
The Texans’ win improved their record to 4-4, and they believe that with CJ Stroud as their quarterback, they can be competitive in any game.