A QB duel between the 1st overall pick and an undrafted D-II player is on the menu for Thursday Night Football

It has to be one of the most bizarre matchups we have seen all year in prime time on Thursday Night Football as the 1-7 Carolina Panthers set to face off against the 2-7 Chicago Bears.

There are plenty of stakes at play under the surface, including potentially the number one overall draft pick in 2024. Speaking of number one overall draft picks, Bryce Young will face off against the team that traded the rights to draft him away and their own rookie quarterback, who happens to be an undrafted player out of Shepherd University, Tyson Bagent.

Both players have shown plenty of promise in their first season but have also shown some rookie faults. Both Young and Bagent matched each other last week with multiple costly interceptions in losing efforts. This week, it may come down to who turns over the ball over less, and it creates quite the story to have a legitimate question as to who will play better.

Both players don’t have a ton of help around them, but it’s hard to think of anyone in the league who has less to work with than Bryce Young. It will be up to both of these quarterbacks to lift the talent around them up and add another win to fan the flames of hopes for their down-in-the-dumps franchises.

Story originally appeared on Draft Wire