A few former NFL quarterbacks seem pretty excited about the Carolina Panthers’ current quarterback.
2023 No. 1 overall pick Bryce Young closed the book on his first pro summer with a sparkling performance this past Friday night. The rookie completed seven of his 12 passing attempts for a preseason-high 73 yards and his first touchdown while scrambling for another 21 yards on the ground.
And it was that first touchdown that left ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky in awe.
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) August 26, 2023
Fellow passer-turned-analyst David Carr had a similar sentiment on Young’s talent as a thrower.
“These deep crossing routes—they’re not easy,” Carr said on NFL Network’s Total Access. “You gotta layer that ball a little bit. The ability to step up in the pocket—a lot of young guys are not sure what they see. They kinda bail out to their throwing arm side. I don’t necessarily see him do that a lot.”
In addition to the beauty of a 16-yard score to Adam Thielen, Young also connected for completions of 14 yards and 21 yards over his pair of possessions. He ended his three exhibition appearances having hit on 14 of his 24 passes for 129 yards and the touchdown.