DeMeco Ryans confirms C.J. Stroud will start for the Texans in Week One. C.J. Stroud, a first-year player for the Texans as quarterback, has been given the job permanently.
Following the conclusion of the final preseason game on Sunday night, Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans stated that Stroud will be starting the regular season.
“C.J. will be our Week One starter for our game in Baltimore,” said Ryans.
That shouldn’t come as a surprise. Since the beginning of training camp and the beginning of the preseason, Stroud has been getting the majority of the work with the first-string offense. After all, the Texans didn’t draft him to sit on the bench all season. However, the Ryans had been reluctant up until this point to acknowledge their relationship publicly.
Ryan and Stroud both declined to share the details of the conversation they had when Ryan informed Stroud that he would be the starter, but Stroud did say that he appreciated Ryan’s vote of confidence in him. Both Ryan and Stroud declined to discuss the details of the conversation they had when Ryan informed Stroud that he would be the starter. Stroud, who is only 21 years old, described himself as “blessed” to have started playing at such a young age in such a competitive league.
Now, the Texans will have to cross their fingers and hope that Stroud plays inDeMeco Ryans confirms C.J. Stroud will start for the Texans in Week One. a way that lives up to their expectations of him.