CJ Stroud continues to write his name in the NFL history books.
Stroud stepped from the Bengals’ 24-yard line on 2nd-and-4, stepped back, looked left and hit John Metchie III with a perfect back-shoulder pass down the sideline at the 5-yard line for a 19-yard completion with 11:03 remaining in the third quarter.
This pass took Stroud to 243 yards on the day and once again entered the NFL history books. Stroud is the fourth NFL rookie quarterback to pass for at least 2,500 yards in his first nine career starts.
Stroud joins Justin Herbert (2,699 in 2015), Andrew Luck (2,631 in 2012) and Cam Newton (2,605 in 2011) to accomplish this feat.
In Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow’s rookie season, he had 2,485 passing yards in his first nine starts. Burrow finished his rookie year with 2,688 passing yards in 10 games before being sidelined for the remainder of the season due to injury.