The Carolina Panthers have officially begun listing their first-round draft pick Bryce Young as their QB1. Andy Dalton held the spot during offseason workouts, despite the expectation that Young would eventually be the team’s starter in the regular season. While this elevation isn’t necessarily a surprise, it shows that Young is at least meeting Carolina's expectations and will be getting first-team reps at next week’s mandatory minicamp.
Panthers have elevated rookie Bryce Young to the No. 1 quarterback spot, a move coach Frank Reich said Thursday is "the next step" in the top pick of this year's draft becoming the Week 1 starter, via @DNewtonespn:https://t.co/sQUHmZ1WtA— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 8, 2023
Young can officially hang his hat on the fact that he was able to beat out the 35-year-old quarterback that faithfully led the New Orleans Saints to a losing record last year. It wasn’t expected to be a tall order for Young to beat out the veteran considering the draft capital used to bring him to the franchise. The 5 ft. 10 quarterback has looked dwarfed by his offensive line in viral pictures from OTAs. Still, he has impressed enough that he will finish the Panthers’ offseason program atop the depth chart and head into this fall’s training camp expected to be the Week 1 starter.