Houston Texans: Week 2 QB radar update
4. Carson Strong
Carson Strong had a very impressive showing against Idaho State in Week 2, as Strong continued to show his development as a pure passer from the pocket.
Strong finished the night with 381 passing yards while throwing 34-of-43 with a completion percentage of 79.1 percent, while averaging 8.9 yards per pass. To top off the performance, Strong also threw for four touchdowns.
The most impressive part of Strong’s performance was the lack of drop off. Every throw was as good as the one before it. Throwing the ball 43 times is nothing to turn one’s nose up at when some quarterbacks in the NFL already either can’t or aren’t trusted to throw that many times in a single game.
Improvement is the name of the game for Strong. From week-to-week he needs to show steady improvement. His talent is undeniable and the national media is starting to notice.
Pro Comparison: Derek Carr is the comparison that makes the most sense. Both players are not the fastest but can escape trouble when need be. Both Strong and Carr have extremely strong arms and have the ability to throw on the run.
The other side of the spectrum in comparison would be Case Keenum, a player similar in skillset but not able to ever stick on one team while also suffering from the turnover bug.