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Bryce Young, Carolina Panthers (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
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Carolina Panthers, Bryce Young
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NFL rumors: Bryce Young named Panthers starting quarterback

The Carolina Panthers watched how the team performed with Baker Mayfield, P.J. Walker, and Sam Darnold (despite the former third-overall pick showing promise) last season, and decided that they needed a surefire answer at the quarterback position. So, they made a call to the Chicago Bears and were able to get the No. 1 overall pick off their hands. From there, it was a foregone conclusion that Alabama’s Bryce Young was going to be their quarterback.

Despite measuring 5-foot-10 and weighing 204 pounds at the Scouting Combine, Young was the best quarterback in the class. He showed what he could do playing in the SEC, and won a Heisman Trophy in his first year as a starter. Even with the talk that head coach Frank Reich wanted a prototypical-size quarterback, he went for the best signal caller available in Young.

Surely he would be the starting quarterback in his rookie season, even though Andy Dalton is on the roster and expressed his confidence that he can still be a starter in the NFL, right?

Well, Young took the first snap of training camp on Wednesday. If that weren’t confirmation enough, Reich revealed to reporters, “Yes, he’s QB 1.”

There you have it, absolutely no quarterback controversy. As long as Young remains healthy throughout training camp and in preseason games, he will start in Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons.

Panthers fans will certainly be hoping that Young can make an immediate impact under center much like Cam Newton did as a rookie back in 2011.

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