I was adamant that I thought C.J. Stroud was going to be the best quarterback in this NFL class. The former Ohio State football product showed what he could do at his best during the Peach Bowl last year. If he can play like that, he has the size and the talent to be better than every other rookie QB.
So far, that has been the case. Stroud and Anthony Richardson for the Colts have been the two best rookie quarterbacks in the league. Stroud continued to put up big numbers today against the Steelers while leading the Texans to a 30-6 victory over the Steelers.
Stroud was 16/30 for 306 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also had four carries for 16 yards. Stroud continues to show that he has the arm strength and the mobility in the pocket to be a really good quarterback in the NFL. The best part about his start to his career so far is what he hasn’t done.
Through four games of his NFL career, Stroud has yet to throw an interception. He has done an exceptional job of taking care of the ball as a rookie. That’s something that a lot of rookies have an issue with when they first come into the league because the windows are so much smaller in the NFL.
Stroud has shown that he doesn’t make bad decisions with his throws. Houston is now 2-2 and tied for first place in the AFC South with the rest of the division. Stroud already looks like he could be a top-10 quarterback in the league as a rookie.
Of course, there is still a lot of time left in this NFL season. Stroud will throw an interception at some point this season. But so far, the former Ohio State football player looks like the best quarterback in the 2023 NFL Draft class.