CJ Stroud ended up being selected No. 2 overall by the Houston Texans at the NFL Draft. However, it sounds like he dealt with some drama at Ohio State.
But it seems sports fans can’t get behind his reason for being upset with the Buckeyes.
Unnecessary Roughness shows a clip of CJ Stroud talking about OSU acquiring Quinn Ewers back in 2021. According to Stroud, he felt disrespected by the Buckeyes.
CJ Stroud felt “disrespected” by OSU bringing in Quinn Ewers late in 2021 pic.twitter.com/AGOgPLSfYh
— Unnecessary Roughness (@UnnecRoughness) May 8, 2023
Athletes tend to find a reason to put a chip on their shoulders to gain a competitive edge. So, it can’t be all that shocking to find out that CJ Stroud didn’t like OSU bringing in Quinn Ewers back in 2021.
Even so, sports fans are a bit confused about Stroud’s emotions. Especially considering colleges recruit players at every position all the time.
It’s not unheard of for a program to acquire multiple top recruits. For that reason, fans roasted CJ Stroud over his “disrespected” comments about OSU and Ewers.
felt disrespected a team brought in the highest rated quarterback of all time? grow up
— Spencer Dinshitee (@clay_c0le) May 8, 2023
The Buckeyes are always bringing in top talent.
He never saw the school who perennially have brought in top talent to bring in the top ranked QB the following year? Lol
— Homer Bryant (@Homer__Bryant) May 8, 2023
A ton of fans are asking this same question.
Isn't that what recruiting is? Lmao
— Lord Fearn (@rmredfearn3) May 8, 2023
Some of these fans hated this take from CJ Stroud.
This is so soft, you have to be ready to compete no matter what.
— Fifth Quarter Georgia (@FQ_UGA) May 8, 2023
In the end, though, it all worked out for him. Quinn Ewers eventually transferred to Texas and CJ Stroud served as the starting quarterback at OSU.
Now, Stroud can focus on being the starting quarterback for the Texans. We’ll see if he can be the franchise quarterback this organization desperately needs.