CJ Stroud brings handshake custom to Houston Texans

HOUSTON — Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud had a handshake with everybody on the staff when he was at Ohio State.

When Stroud acquired the NFL, he needed to maintain that development going. He now has “25-30” handshakes along with his Texans teammates to construct chemistry.

The No. 2 decide is fourth in passing yards (1,660), and is ninth in touchdowns (9), however when he is linked with fellow rookie receiver Tank Dell for scores, their most notable handshake is on centerstage.

Dell and Stroud’s handshake revolves round a viral TikTok California dance known as the “Squabble.” Many NFL gamers do the squabble dance once they rating a landing or make a big defensive play.

The duo developed it throughout a staff bonding journey in L.A. over the offseason.

“After they got here out to LA. I introduced a few my cousins over to our home, and we have been all dancing, having a superb time,” Stroud instructed ESPN. “Tank was like, ‘What’s that dance? Bruh, that is onerous.'” That was gonna be our handshake. So perhaps we simply sort of dapped it up after which began doing it.”

Now, the rookie duo hit the dance each time they scored a landing, like when Dell did in Week 2 in opposition to the Indianapolis Colts and the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3.

“Man, it is loopy as a result of me and C.J. would simply be doing something and similar to lock eyes with one another, do the handshake, and simply begin hitting it out of nowhere,” Dell instructed ESPN. “And this was earlier than the touchdowns got here. However we for positive had conversations like after we rating our first landing, we’ll be turnt. We ain’t harp on it as a result of we already knew, you throw a landing, we gone meet up and do what we do.”

One in every of Stroud’s first handshakes was with third-year huge receiver Nico Collins, who’s eighth in receiving yards (547).

“It was sort of a type of QB receiver love,” Collins instructed ESPN. “You gotta have a handshake. CJ is dropping dimes to me. We needed to give you one thing.”

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