There’s a lot of “wokeness” surrounding America’s professional sports leagues.
But the tide is starting to change.
And Houston Texans Quarterback C.J. Stroud shared the secret behind his contention for this year’s League MVP award.
Americans love professional sports.
From baseball to basketball to football to hockey to dozens of other sports, Americans gather around the television and fill stadiums and arenas each week across the country to watch their favorite teams compete.
The National Football League (NFL) is one of the most popular professional sports in America.
The NFL is composed of 32 teams across two conferences – the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC) – that each have four divisions.
According to the website Statista, “the NFL was also the professional sports league with the highest average per game attendance, drawing almost 70 thousand average spectators per game and more than 18.8 million in total throughout the 2022 season.”
Unfortunately, the NFL has not been immune from the Left’s woke ideology.
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the trend of kneeling for the National Anthem during the Black Lives Matter chaos in 2020.
However, the NFL still has a lot of superstars that cherish and hold traditional American values and oppose the woke ideology.
One of those players is Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud.
On Sunday, Stroud led the Texans to an amazing 30-27 comeback victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
During a post-game interview with Fox News Channel, Stroud opened up about his personal faith and how he leaned on God for strength.
“For me, it’s a lot of prayer,” Stroud explained. “A lot of knowing that God wouldn’t put anything on me that I can’t handle.”
“I don’t deserve His grace and His mercy, but He still gives it to me and I love Him for that,” Stroud said. “It’s not about me, it’s about Him and His glory, so I think that’s where it comes from.”
“I think God made me like that,” he added.
Stroud admitted that football games can be chaotic and “crazy,” but he believes God helps him remain calm during those times.
“I’ve been through a lot,” he said. “Not only in football but things that make me kind of chill when everything is going crazy, and I thank God for putting that (in) me because that’s something that you need playing in this position — is lead.”
After his game-winning drive against the Bengals, Stroud’s name entered into the MVP conversation among fans and analysts.
Stroud may be a rookie in the National Football League (NFL).
But his faith in God helps him perform like a veteran under the pressure of the bright lights and screaming fans.