Frank Reich has been around some talented quarterbacks, and he played the position himself.
However, he has an opportunity to coach an exceptional athlete.
The Carolina Panthers took Bryce Young as the No. 1 overall selection in the NFL Draft.
Young, a University of Alabama alum, scored the highest among quarterbacks in the S2 Cognitive Test ahead of the draft. The assessment evaluates an athlete’s ability to successfully process information. Young scored a 98 on it. Carolina is fine having Young start as a backup quarterback, but he has a chance to become the starter before week one of next season. According to Reich, Young’s football IQ is ‘on par’ with Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck. Both quarterbacks entered the league with high football intelligence. Manning changed the game at the quarterback position with how he was able to manipulate defenses. Luck was about to do the same until injuries forced him to early retirement. Manning won two Super Bowls: one for the Indianapolis Colts and one for the Denver Broncos. He is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame for all he accomplished in his NFL career.
Bryce Young reportedly has a football IQ that is “on par” with Peyton Manning, and Andrew Luck according to Panthers head coach Frank Reich.
Bryce Young Will reportedly start out as the “QB2” in Carolina, but has a good shot to be QB1 by week one.
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Young’s processing abilities were second to none in college. He dominated the Southeastern Conference, becoming the first Alabama quarterback to win the Heisman Memorial Trophy in 2021. The 5-foot-10, 204-pounder finished his career second all-time in school history for passing yards (8,356), passing touchdowns (80), and total touchdowns (87).
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