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Bryce Young moves up to No. 1 QB for Panthers, per Frank Reich

Bryce Young during OTAs with the Carolina Panthers.
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Are we about to see four starting quarterbacks in the National Football League with ties to the University of Alabama?

Tua Tagovailoa, Mac Jones, and Jalen Hurts are currently starting as quarterbacks in the league.

Bryce Young, the No. 1 overall pick in this recent NFL Draft, is mesmerizing everyone in Carolina. Teammates are enamored with him and head coach Frank Reich cannot stop talking about him. Local media have captured videos of Young dropping perfect passes throughout organized team activities. Reich loves Young’s football intelligence and how fast he processes information.

RELATED: WATCH: Bryce Young slings it in Panthers OTAs

The Panthers have veteran Andy Dalton and Matt Corral, but Reich decided Thursday to advance Young up to the No. 1 quarterback spot for first-team reps. David Newton, an ESPN NFL Nation Reporter for the Panthers, captured Reich stating it was the ‘next step’ in the plan to develop Young. He wants to get the California native as many reps with the 1s as possible.

If he can be ready by week one against the Atlanta Falcons, Young is about to bring some magic to Carolina.

RELATED: LOOK: Carolina Panthers capture Bryce Young in captivating black jersey

He was nothing short of special in two seasons as a starter for Alabama football.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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