“I think I model my game after Joe Burrow a lot”: Ohio State star CJ Stroud discusses idols among NFL’s elite QBs prior draft

CJ Stroud, the star quarterback for Ohio State, has proven himself as one of the more intriguing draft prospects in 2023. The star player recently mentioned the name of Joe burrow who has influenced him throughout his career.

He is the first quarterback in Big Ten history to have 30 or more touchdown passes in each of his first two seasons in addition to ranking second and third nationally in that category in 2022 (41) and 2021 (44).

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Does Joe Burrow rank among CJ Stroud’s top NFL quarterbacks?

As the star player was recently asked to name the top five quarterbacks in the NFL, Stroud responded right away with the names of Jalen Hurts, Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow, Josh Allen, and Justin Fields. Even though he mentioned the names of these five, he said that he had a lot of other options on his list, including Lamar Jackson, making it difficult to mention just five. The Ohio star then declared his respect for every quarterback.

The quarterback then proclaimed his admiration for Josh Allen, a star quarterback for the Buffalo Bills who received the highest overall grade of any quarterback this season and was rated No. 3 by all PFF analysts.

However, is Allen his preferred athlete? Clearly, the response is no. While mentioning his favorite player, CJS mentioned the name of Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals. Being the only quarterback in NFL history with two games of at least 500 total yards and four touchdowns, the Bengals star has something explosive in him to inspire others to follow him.

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The 21-year-old is the most talented passer in this year’s NFL Draft, completing 69.3% of his passes for 8,123 yards and 85 touchdowns against only 12 interceptions as a runner at Ohio State.

Prior to entering the NFL, Stroud set himself up as an idol for his junior quarterback, becoming one of the top quarterbacks in the country in 2021 and 2022, also winning the Big Ten Conference offensive player of the Year twice and the Big Ten Quarterback of the year twice.

Time will tell how the Ohio State quarterback positions himself in the NFL like his favorite player, Burrow


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