Aaron Rodgers raves about “incredible” Houston Texans rookie QB CJ Stroud


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Rodgers likes what he's seeing from CJ Stroud. Photo by Logan Riely/ Getty Images.

Future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers made his weekly appearance on The Pat McAfee Show and discussed how impressed he is with Texans' rookie CJ Stroud.

Rodgers shares his thoughts on Stroud's ability to avoid interceptions while also throwing the ball all over the yard – as he's third in passing yards in the NFL currently.

And let's be honest, nobody has been better at throwing touchdowns and limiting interceptions than Aaron. So he can speak to this better than anyone.

How is CJ doing it?

Stroud is seemingly playing with Rodgers' motto in mind, “ball security is job security.”

Rodgers also praised Stroud for his clutch touchdown drive in the fourth quarter against the Falcons that gave the Texans the lead. Unfortunately, the defense couldn't keep Atlanta out of field goal range and cost Houston the game.

Aaron goes on to say that many people probably didn't expect Stroud and the Texans to win a couple of games and have success so early. He likes what head coach DeMeco Ryans is doing with his young team.

Be sure to check out the video above to watch Rodgers' full conversation about CJ Stroud and the Texans.

The video is set to start at the beginning of the Stroud discussion (12:30 mark). Enjoy!

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Raners defeat the Astros, 4-2. Composite Getty Image.

Josh Smith homered twice with four RBIs to lead the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday.

Smith had a two-run shot in the first and added another one with two outs in the eighth to push the lead to 4-1. It’s the first multi-homer game of the 26-year-old’s career.

The Rangers won the last two games of the series after dropping Friday’s opener 6-3. They also got a 2-1 victory Saturday thanks to Nathaniel Lowe’s RBI single in the 10th inning.

Jake Meyers cut the lead to 1 with a solo home run in the third but the Astros went 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position to fall to 50-46 entering the All-Star break.

Texas starter Max Scherzer allowed four hits and a run with six strikeouts in four-plus innings in his fifth start of the season.

Jon Singleton walked before a single by Jeremy Peña with no outs in the ninth. There was one out in the inning when Singleton scored on a groundout by Joey Loperfido to cut the lead to 4-2. Trey Cabbage grounded out to end it and give Kirby Yates his 16th save.

Ronel Blanco (9-4) permitted two hits and two runs with five strikeouts in six innings. He settled down after his tough first inning and retired the last 12 batters he faced.

Marcus Semien singled to start the game but was out at second when Corey Seager grounded into a foreceout. Smith gave the Rangers an early lead with his towering shot to the second deck to make it 2-0.

Meyers opened Houston’s third with a shot to the seats in left field to cut the lead to 2-1. Jose Altuve singled with two outs and stole second base but Scherzer struck out Alex Bregman for the third out.

The Astros had a shot to tie it or take the lead in the fifth. Peña and Meyers both singled before Loperfido walked to load the bases with no outs in the inning and chase Scherzer. Josh Sborz (2-0) took over and escaped the jam by striking out Mauricio Dubón before retiring Altuve on a pop up and Bregman on a groundout to end the inning.

Seager walked with two outs in the eighth before Smith connected again to give him 10 home runs this season.

Altuve reached on a fielding error by Smith with one out in the eighth before Bregman singled off José Leclerc. Jacob Latz took over and struck out Yordan Alvarez before Yainer Diaz grounded out to leave Houston emptyhanded again.


Rangers: 3B Josh Jung (fractured right wrist) swung 15 times off a tee using a regular bat Sunday. Manager Bruce Bochy said he would continue increasing his activity during the break as he nears a rehabilitation assignment.

Astros: RHP Justin Verlander (neck discomfort) threw a bullpen session of 25 pitches Sunday. Manager Joe Espada said he looked “really good” and would throw another bullpen session during the break.

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