Kirk Herbstreit praises CJ Stroud after latest heroics: 'This kid is a STAR!'
Kirk Herbstreit has acknowledged that CJ Stroud is having an outstanding rookie season for the Houston Texans.
The former Ohio State quarterback’s dream first season continued on Sunday as he led the Texans on a game-winning drive over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
After the Buccaneers took the lead with less than 4 minutes to go, Stroud led the Texans down the field. He completed a 26-yard pass to get the Texans into the red zone before finding Tank Dell in the endzone for the go-ahead touchdown, leaving the Buccaneers with just 6 seconds to play.
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Following his game-winning drive, Kirk Herbstreit had high praise for the rookie on social media.
Are you SERIOUS??
CJ Stroud just led the @HoustonTexans to a game winning drive!!
With 46 seconds left needed TD down by 4. Throws for a TD with 6 seconds left. CJ threw for 470 yards and 5 TD’s!
This kid is a STAR!
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) November 5, 2023
Not only did Stroud lead the Texans on a clutch drive, he also posted a historic performance, recording 470 passing yards, which is a record for a rookie, along with 5 touchdowns, which tied the rookie record. So far this season, Stroud has notched 2,270 passing yards and 14 touchdowns.
Stroud has proved that he was deserving of one of the top picks in the draft and it’s clear Houston’s future is bright with him at the helm.