CJ Stroud is in the midst of a stellar rookie season that has put him in the MVP discussion, but with it comes a new set of pressures and expectations.
So why not ask the GOAT for some advice?
Stroud appears on Tom Brady show let’s go! podcast and asked the legendary quarterback for some advice on how to avoid distractions and continue to play at a high level. Brady offers words of encouragement and highlights the differences between the college game and the NFL level (11:00-1:30 p.m.).
“I think the big thing I really want you to realize is that this is your job now,” Brady said. “Everyone, when they come to the game, it’s a vacation, it’s fun for them… You don’t need to be a source of entertainment for people all season long. This isn’t college anymore. The more you Going into college early you think, this is a career, you’re a professional, everyone is counting on you.”
The real season is about to begin, he continued:
“… The process of winning is fun. The memories you’ll get from a great season are fun. The games are fun. The practices and camaraderie are fun. It’s not your responsibility to try to create fun for other people besides that. Responsibility .You’re not the camp counselor at everyone’s fun activities. You’re there trying to perform, trying to dig deep for your teammates. It requires intense concentration over a long period of time. All discipline starts in August until the end of the season. In this The more disciplined you can stay in the process, the better chance you’ll give your team. Just do what you’ve been doing. Now you’re halfway there…football season isn’t until after Thanksgiving It’s just starting. All the important games start in two weeks. You have to stay focused.”
Stroud, like other quarterbacks who have played the sport, may never reach Brady’s level as a seven-time Super Bowl champion, five-time Super Bowl MVP and 15-time Pro Bowler, but he’s been there in his Rookie season.
He completed 61.6% of his passes for 2,626 yards, 15 touchdowns and 2 interceptions, leading the Texans to a 5-4 record and 11-11 record in the playoffs over the past three seasons. 38-1.
The Ohio State product has led the team to wins in each of its past two games against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cincinnati Bengals and has been one of the biggest storylines of the season.
If Stroud can maintain the focus Brady said and continue to improve as his career continues, Stroud could become one of the best quarterbacks in the league for years to come as a Texan The core of the team.