The Houston Texans are looking to start a new era and build a new winning culture.
They were fortunate to snag Ohio State University quarterback CJ Stroud with the No. 2 pick in April’s NFL Draft, and they still have Davis Mills, their previous starting QB, available behind veteran Case Keenum Stroud.
Keenum recently said that Stroud has been “extremely accurate” and doesn’t act like someone who hasn’t played a pro game yet.
In fact, although Mills isn’t exactly an impressive passer, Keenum also had something impressive to say about him.
#texas quarterback case keenum @casekeenum Said Davis Mills ‘can totally sling it’ and said CJ Stroud is ‘extremely accurate’ and doesn’t act like a rookie at all. He’s ‘very impressed’ with the quarterback room team he assembled @ kprc2
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) June 3, 2023
Stroud threw for 3,688 yards and 41 touchdowns last season while with the Buckeyes, and most think he has tremendous upside.
Houston drafted him just a year after they traded for Deshaun Watson, and he could be their man for the next decade or more.
The team was aggressive on draft day, as they also acquired the No. 3 pick from the Arizona Cardinals, which they used on Will Anderson Jr., a talented defensive end from the University of Alabama.
In fact, new head coach Demeko Ryan, who spent the past two seasons as the San Francisco 49ers’ defensive coordinator, will likely build the Texans’ culture around the defensive side of the football.
It’s hard to imagine them making the playoffs in 2023, especially considering the fact they traded away stud wide receiver Brandin Cooks and immense depth in the AFC, but adding a few wins to their 3-13-1 record from last season will be considered. Progress.
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