Saturday pregame update: A lot of conflicting reports prior to this contest. It looks as if Bryce Young will not start against Texas A&M and Jalen Milroe will get the nod. A&M got the ball first, so we should see Milroe shortly.
Alabama QB Bryce Young will not start against Texas A&M, source tells @SINow. It is not surprising given pregame warmups, as many have noted. He is not expected to play, but is dressed out if it becomes necessary.— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) October 8, 2022
Saturday pregame update: Young will in fact play and get the start vs. Texas A&M tonight.
Bryce Young is officially announced as @AlabamaFTBL’s starting QB.— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) October 8, 2022
Saturday p.m. update: Young was declared a game-time decision earlier in the day and was seen warming up prior to kick off. It is still unclear if he’ll actually play.
Bryce Young is the quarterback closest to the camera in this shot. Judge for yourself if you think he’s playing tonight. pic.twitter.com/nstidAiKGn— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) October 8, 2022
Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network reported on Friday that Alabama quarterback Bryce Young is expected to miss Saturday’s home contest against Texas A&M with a shoulder injury. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner sustained the injury in last week’s 49-26 road victory over Arkansas and was listed as day-to-day. Backup Jalen Milroe will start in his place.
Young’s injury happened in the beginning of the second quarter as the Crimson Tide were up 14-0. He was chased out of the pocket and landed on his shoulder as while trying to get rid of the football as he was being brought down. He was then seen grimacing after a throw on the same drive.
Here’s the previous play where Bryce Young landed on his shoulder. pic.twitter.com/01bkHizHmI— Trey Wallace (@TreyWallace_) October 1, 2022
Not sure what happened to Bryce Young's shoulder, but according to Jenny Dell, Bryce let out a "very extreme yell" in the medical tent..... pic.twitter.com/hXrqtj86aK— @ (@FTBeard7) October 1, 2022
The redshirt freshman Milroe would take over for the rest of the contest, going just 4-9 through the air for 65 yards and a touchdown. Bama mostly relied on running back Jahmyr Gibbs to carry it home for them.
Alabama entered the week as a heavy favorite over Texas A&M and as of this writing, they are still a 23-point favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook even with the news of Young’s absence starting to circulate. Young currently has the third-highest odds to win the Heisman Trophy at +900, sitting behind Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud and USC’s Caleb Williams.