Bryce Younger’s teammates are shopping for in to the hype.
“All people is right here for him,” Panthers huge receiver D.J. Chark mentioned of the rookie quarterback, per David Newton of ESPN. “And we consider he can take us to some actually excessive locations.”
Chark implying that Younger is destined for greatness appears brash. But different teammates have additionally praised the 21-year-old and raved about how he has the it issue.
“It is arduous to not like that child,” edge-rusher Brian Burns mentioned through Newton. “He is put fairly a stamp on the locker room.”
Other than successful the locker room over with charisma, the primary total choose within the 2023 NFL Draft is proving that he possesses the ability set of a future franchise QB. Newton reported that Younger completed camp with two landing passes to wideout Adam Thielen throughout red-zone work.
Younger has additionally progressed quickly. He recently began taking extra first-team reps throughout OTAs over Andy Dalton. Carolina hasn’t formally named him because the starter, however the transfer indicators it is getting ready for him to take over quickly.
Carolina risked quite a bit on Younger, buying and selling two first-rounders (and more) to Chicago, permitting it to maneuver up from No. 9 to No. 1 within the draft and choose him. The QB’s robust first impression is a good signal and exhibits that the deal might repay.
The Panthers want a jolt of vitality given they have not made the playoffs since 2017 and have posted 5 consecutive dropping seasons. Younger is already having a constructive impact. That might translate onto the sector and assist the group develop right into a perennial playoff group.