Bryce Young could very well be a top player in a few years, but he is struggling right now.
The most damning play to show his struggles was one play where Carolina Panthers running back Miles Sanders was seen having to help him line up correctly by pushing him to the side because he failed to line up under center.
The draft’s No. 1 pick faced constant pressure as the team found moderate success all night on offense. Carolina found the end zone for the first time on its final possession of the game.
Young finished the game completing 22 of 33 passes for 153 yards with a late touchdown and no interceptions. He was sacked four times, including a critical strip-sack deep in Saints territory that led to a turnover.
The Panthers finished the night with 239 yards of offense.
Being the No. 1 pick means going to a team that is riddled with issues that could easily stunt the growth of any young player.
A Week 3 road matchup against a Seattle defense that allowed 30 or more points in each of its first two games could help Young post a breakout performance after throwing for 299 combined yards over his first two NFL starts.
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