Stroud says he's top player, defends run ability

INDIANAPOLIS — Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud said that he believes he’s been the best player in college football the past two years but that he has no desire to join or replace former Buckeyes star Justin Fields with the Chicago Bears in the NFL.

Chicago has the top pick of the April draft and hasn’t totally ruled out taking a quarterback after Fields has gone 5-20 as the starter since being selected with the 11th overall pick in 2021.

But as Stroud reminded everyone Friday at the NFL combine, he doesn’t want to go to the Bears.

“That’s his team,” Stroud said of Fields.

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