The Houston Texans are looking to start a new era and build a new winning culture.
They were lucky enough to nab Ohio State University quarterback CJ Stroud with the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft in April, and they still have Davis Mills, their previous starting QB, as well as the veteran Case Keenum available behind Stroud.
Keenum recently said that Stroud was “extremely accurate” and didn’t act like someone who hasn’t played in a professional game yet.
In fact, while Mills isn’t exactly an impressive passer, Keenum also had something impressive to say about him.
#Texans quarterback Case Keenum @casekeenum said Davis Mills could “absolutely throw it” and that CJ Stroud was “extremely accurate” and didn’t act like a rookie at all. He’s ‘very impressed’ with the assembled quarterback team @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 believe he has a huge advantage.
Houston was able to sign him just a year after trading 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., who is a talented defensive end from the University of Alabama.
Indeed, new head coach DeMeco Ryans, who has spent the past two seasons as defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers, will likely build Texans culture around the defensive side of football.
It’s hard to imagine them making the playoffs in 2023, especially considering they traded wide receiver Brandin Cooks and immense depth across the AFC, but adding a few wins to their 3-13 record- 1 from last season will be considered. progress.
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