HOUSTON – Perhaps one day prolific Texans rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
He’s already on the radar of Canton, Ohio.
Stroud’s game-worn jersey from his epic record-setting game and a game-used football is on display in the Hall of Fame this week from his 470-yard, five touchdown game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a dramatic comeback victory.
🗣️ New to the Pro Football Hall of Fame— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) November 15, 2023
The jersey that @HoustonTexans QB C.J. Stroud was wearing in Week 9 against Tampa Bay, when he set the NFL record for passing yards in a game as a rookie with 470.
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In the Nov. 5 game, Stroud broke the NFL passing record for all rookie quarterbacks. His 147.8 passer rating is the best ever for a rookie quarterback in league history.
Stroud is the leading candidate for the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and has emerged as a potential MVP candidate.
‘It’s cool that people are recognizing me,” Stroud said. “I want more. I want to do better. People aren’t treating me like a rookie anymore. They’re bringing their A game.”
#Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud on being in the MVP conversation @KPRC2 'It's cool that people are recognizing me. I want more. I want to do better. People aren't treating me like a rookie anymore. They're bringing their A game' pic.twitter.com/GQIML33172— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) November 15, 2023
Stroud became the youngest NFL player to throw for at least 450 yards at 22 years and 33 days, He broke a record previously held by Jackie Lee in 1961.
Stroud broke the NFL record with 196 passes without an interception to start his career, breaking Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott’s record set in 2016.
Stroud has passed for 2,626 yards, 15 touchdowns and two interceptions. He’s on pace for 4,960 yards, 28 touchdowns and four interceptions.
Aaron Wilson is a Texans and NFL reporter for KPRC 2 and click2houston.com.