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Bryce Young building chemistry with veteran NFL wide receiver for Panthers

Bryce Young (#9) throwing passes in rookie minicamp for the Carolina Panthers.
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He has the coaching staff in Carolina, his teammates, and national media pundits impressed by him.

Bryce Young, the No. 1 overall pick from the NFL Draft, is now building chemistry with a veteran wide receiver in the National Football League for the Panthers. He is starting to have a connection with Adam Thielen, a former undrafted player in 2013.

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Thielen, 32, spent ten seasons (2013-22) with the Minnesota Vikings. He earned two Pro Bowl selections (2017, 2018) and a second-team All-Pro honor in 2017. Thielen had two years of 1,000+ yards receiving (2017, 2018), including a career-high 1,373 yards on 113 catches (career-high) in 2018 for the Vikings. He posted a career-high for touchdown catches (14) in 2020. 

Thielen is excited to revive his career with Young.  A video surfaced on Twitter with the talented receiver catching a deep pass from the rookie quarterback. 

Young is in a division, NFC South, where he can be successful early. It is good to see him gain confidence with a receiver.

RELATED: Watch: Bryce Young wishes fellow No. 1 draft pick Victor Wembanyama good luck in his NBA career

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