Former Alabama quarterback Bryce Young has taken it upon himself to learn as much as possible from Carolina Panther’s quarterback, Andy Dalton.
“I’m in there trying to pick Andy’s brain as much as I can,” said Young. “He’s a great vet, obviously. He’s had a bunch of success throughout his career someone who is super smart and super intelligent you see why he’s been able to have the success he’s had for such a long period of time, so for me, it’s a great opportunity every day to come in. I’m asking him a bunch of questions I’m watching him with the operation, how his feet are how his eyes are, when he comes back you know he’ll talk and say why he went there. I’m trying to soak all that in and you know really how he carries himself how he conducts himself the pre-snap operation and all that stuff he’s been doing for years and years in the league and it shows.”
Dalton was selected as the No. 35 overall pick in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft, by the Cincinnati Bengals. After nine seasons in Cincinnati, he joined the Cowboys in 2020 and has recently spent time with the Chicago Bears in 2021 and New Orleans Saints in 2022. Dalton is no stranger to mentoring young quarterbacks, in 2021 the Bears selected Justin Fields with the 11th pick, and Fields has credited a lot of his early NFL success to Dalton’s teachings.
The rest of the interview from the first day of OTA’s can be seen below: