The Houston Texans have officially announced that rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud will be their starting quarterback for the opening game of the 2023 season.
Stroud, who was selected as the 2nd overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, has earned the coveted role after impressing his coaches during training camp and preseason.
Texans’ Head Coach DeMeco Ryans confirmed the decision after the team’s preseason finale against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday night. Ryans expressed confidence in Stroud’s abilities and his readiness to take on the role.
“C.J. will be our Week One starter in Baltimore,” Ryans stated, referring to the upcoming Week 1 game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Stroud’s selection as the starter doesn’t come as a surprise, given his consistent performance and command of the first-string offense throughout the training camp and preseason.
The Texans’ investment in drafting him early on has signaled their commitment to his development and success.
The Texans organization now places its hopes on Stroud to deliver on the promise he has shown.
The team’s decision to name Stroud as the starter reflects their belief in his potential and their anticipation of a successful debut performance.