Lakers star LeBron James praises C.J. Stroud following Texans QB’s brilliant performance against Bucs in nail-biting finale

Every year a pool of young talents’s NFL dreams come true, although a few of them have themselves as lucky to rule the team in their debut year. C.J. Stroud of the Houston Texans came out as the lucky one as the Texans shouldered him the starter job. Not long after snagging the starting position, the rookie quarterback displayed an athleticism that many of the league’s veteran quarterbacks, such as Russell Wilson, are likewise lacking

In Week 9, fans were treated to another breathtaking display of athleticism by this rising Texan star, seeing which NBA legend LeBron James could not resist himself to cheer up for Stroud.

LeBron James hails C.J. Stroud

While you utter a rookie player’s name this season, the name that can’t be ignored is C.J. Stroud. His level of prowess lets the NFL community pass busy times to find out which rookie records the player is going to break in the upcoming days.

Per Sports Illustrated, the Bucs’s Week 9 game unfolded the opportunity to join Deshaun Watson as the only Houston rookie quarterback to record more than 300 yards along with four touchdowns in a single game.

After the game, the name C.J. Stroud is enough to create worry among the rival teams. His prowess led LeBron James to enlist his name as Stroud’s admirer.

“C.J. STROUD! That’s All,” NBA legend wrote in X, formerly known as Twitter.

Many fans will surely be in attendance for the Texans’ next game at Stadium to see Stroud again since the rookie quarterback is currently just 394 yards away from breaking Davis Mills’ rookie throwing record.

C.J. Stroud’s performance vs Bucs

C.J. Stroud exceeded all expectations against the Bucs, delivering a remarkable performance as a rookie. With only six seconds left, he made a game-winning 15-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Tank Dell, giving the team a 39-37 lead. This showcased his athleticism and football IQ in a spectacular manner.

With his last drive performance, the Bucs player set a record for passing yards by a rookie as he finished with 470 yards. The record helped him surpass Andrew Luck, who possessed the prior record with 433 yards.

He led his team to a victorious end, and the night also saw him making history in the NFL. He became the sixth player in NFL history to achieve 450 passing yards and five passing touchdowns with no interceptions in a single game.

With the victory, they improved to 4-4, and their rookie quarterback made history by becoming the first to pass for 400 yards, five touchdowns, and zero interceptions.

“If you give me a little bit of time, I will make them pay,” he said.

All the rookie players come to harbor wishes to assist their team in winning, yet not all the time they get the pepper opportunities. The Bucs let Stoud shine, hence, he did not fall short of living up to their expectations.

Shabiha Akter

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Shabiha, once a casual observer, has morphed into a die-hard NFL fan. She carefully dissects every play, trade, and strategy. Whether it's breaking down game highlights or predicting playoff outcomes, Shabiha is your go-to source for all things NFL.


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