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It handiest took one practicing camp observe for the Carolina Panthers to search out out their starting quarterback.
Panthers head coach Frank Reich told reporters Wednesday that 2023 No. 1 overall opt Bryce Younger has been named “QB 1” over ragged signal-caller Andy Dalton.
The Panthers traded as a lot as resolve Younger with the tip opt on this yr’s draft, so he was once continuously on a trajectory to be their quarterback of the prolonged bustle. Dalton, who signed a two-yr contend with Carolina in March, provides some insurance as an experienced backup, however it was once expected that he’d lead the team while Younger adjusted to existence in the NFL.
Nonetheless, when asked if he was once bowled over by Younger’s hasty upward thrust to Carolina’s starting quarterback, Reich responded, “No, I continuously felt enjoy [general manager Scott Fitterer] and I and the coaching workers, after we decided to decide on Bryce, we imagined and saw the imaginative and prescient that we would be standing right here today announcing he’s the QB 1.”
When the Panthers started OTAs earlier this offseason, it was once Dalton who obtained the predominant snap with the predominant-string offense. That changed on Wednesday, as Younger was once below center on the originate of observe, per Michael David Smith of Genuine Soccer Talk.
Younger, who turned 22 on Tuesday, has embraced the different to be the team’s chief despite his childhood.
“It be going to be now not easy. It be going to be exhausting, however handsome to push everybody,” Younger told the Panthers’ legit web position of his targets for practicing camp. “For us as a unit to push ourselves, and for us as a team to rob possession in the entire lot and rob a survey at to ranking doubtlessly the most out of on on daily basis basis, in the assembly room and the observe field, making particular that we’re all preserving ourselves to the favored that all of us know we must always restful.”
Now that he’s officially been named the starter, Younger will be tasked with getting the Panthers prepared for his or her season opener against the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 10.