Bryce Young vs. Anthony Richardson | You Pod to Win the Game

Yahoo Sports' Charles McDonald and Charles Robinson debate whether they would go with Bryce Young or Anthony Richardson on this year's All-Juice Team.

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CHARLES ROBISON: You were in the Anthony Richardson camp. I was in the Bryce Young camp. We had to hammer out how we wanted to approach the team starting right off from the quarterback pick. It feels like often quarterback picks are difficult like this. We had the conversation about Malik Willis last year versus Kenny Pickett. This is where we ended up, though. Kind of walk people through this pick, though.

CHARLES MCDONALD: To get a better sense of like what the All-Juice Team had been in the past, I just went back and looked through some of the older collections of it. So I just had noticed that Tyrese himself, he had geared towards-- and I missed like one part of this. Like he had geared towards guys who were supreme athletes like Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes, even a miss in there, Paxton Lynch, you know. Top 1% type of athletes when it came to quarterbacks.

So I was just like, well, the clear obvious guy in this draft that would fit that billing is Anthony Richardson or Will Levis. But I don't know. The Will Levis thing didn't excite me as much as watching Anthony Richardson when I watched him play. So I thought, just based on like the straight physical archetype of the past All-Juice Team quarterbacks, Anthony Richardson fit that the most.

But then you made the point that there was also the production aspect. Lamar Jackson won a Heisman, obviously one of the greatest college football players of all time. Patrick Mahomes was thrown for so many yards that Kliff Kingsbury ended up getting a head coaching job. Even Paxton Lynch was productive during his time in Memphis.

So, you know, I think that there are reasons for Anthony Richardson's production not being good. But it's still not good. Like it's still just, it doesn't hold a candle to the other guys in his class. So that is what ended up getting bumped. And I think that that was probably the right decision at the end of the day.

CHARLES ROBISON: The thing about Bryce Young that I thought was really important was he had the resume, years of it. He had the leadership aspect of it, the cognitive score, which now that's become this huge deal now with quarterbacks. What, he scored like a 98, which is over Mahomes, Allen. Purdy had a huge ST score last year. We saw what he did.

So he's processing fast. We know that from that score. So all in all, I thought it was a good pick. I thought we compromised. I appreciate we compromised, but I also will yield that, hey, Richardson, had he just had one more year, he very well could have ended up being the pick.