Bryce Young receives high praise from Andy Dalton during OTAs
The Carolina Panthers quarterback room is seemingly building a strong bond early into organized team activities or OTAs. It consists of a pair of older veterans and two young guys hoping to make an impact for Carolina in the future: Andy Dalton, Josh McCown, second-year signal caller Matt Corral and most importantly 2023 NFL Draft number one overall pick, Bryce Young.
Young, who was drafted out of the University of Alabama, has had his share of compliments and concerns throughout the draft process. A fair amount of people think he is too small to play quarterback in the NFL draft and that he should not have went number one overall.
However, it appears that Dalton, who is heading into his 13th season, has been impressed with the young quarterback. He had this to say about Young so far early into OTAs when speaking to Mike Kaye of The Charlotte Observer.
“Bryce’s been great from the day he got here,” he said. “He’s done a great job of learning the offense so far and being on top of everything … I’ve been really impressed with him.”
This should be exciting for Panthers fans, as this is the type of positives people want to hear about the future franchise quarterback. Young talent is all over his game film and he has the intelligence and personality to be the face of a franchise. It will be interesting to see how this quarterback room bonds throughout the season and how the older guys can help improve Young and Corral.
The Panthers Offseason:
Carolina made a huge move before the 2023 NFL Draft when they traded the No. 9 pick to the Chicago Bears for the No. 1 overall pick in a blockbuster leading up to the draft. They used the top selection to draft quarterback Bryce Young, but what would the rookie quarterback have at his disposal? Carolina is not the greatest destination for a rookie signal caller.
Carolina hired new head coach Frank Reich, who has been known to develop good quarterbacks. Carolina drafted wide receiver Jonathan Mingo out of Ole Miss in the second round and they signed veteran wide receiver Adam Thielen in free agency.
The rest of their wide receiver core consists of Thielen, Mingo, Terrace Marshall Jr., DJ Chark Jr., and Laviska Shenault Jr. paired with their newly acquired running back Miles Sanders. That is not a stellar offense, but it’s good enough to measure so of Bryce Young’s skill if and when he gets playing time next season.