CJ Stroud is going to give it a go on Sunday in the Houston Texans’ home opener against the Indianapolis Colts.

The former Ohio State star was listed as questionable because of a shoulder injury, but he warmed up before the game, will be active and will start for the Texans.

Stroud had a rude welcome to the NFL in last week’s 25-9 loss at Baltimore. The Ravens sacked Stroud 5 times in his pro debut, and Stroud lost a fumble on 1 of those sacks. Stroud avoided an interception but also failed to throw a touchdown pass in the season-opening loss. He went 28 of 44 for 242 yards passing and failed to get the Texans into the end zone as they were held to 3 field goals.

Stroud was the 2nd overall pick of the 2023 NFL Draft after a prolific career in Columbus. He threw for an eye-popping 8,123 yards, 85 touchdowns and just 12 interceptions during his 2 seasons at the helm at Ohio State.

Stroud finished 4th in the Heisman Trophy voting during the 2021 season and did 1 place better last season, finishing 3rd in the Heisman voting while leading the Buckeyes to the College Football Playoff.

He left Ohio State for the NFL Draft with 2 years of eligibility still left.