Bryce Young had veteran NFL defensive end, Cameron Jordan off-balanced early on with his calm and collective demeanor during Monday Night Football.
Jordan and the Saints defeated the Panthers 20-17 on Monday. Young finished the game with 153 passing yards and one touchdown on 22 completions. He was sacked three times in the loss, but he had Jordan playing hesitant with his hike cadence.
“I think he’s got great poise, will probably be a phenomenal quarterback of the future, but he’s young right now,” Jordan said. “He’s a rookie. I mean from my experience of young quarterbacks, you know if they’re gonna be rattled or not in the first quarter, like them first two or three hits would probably tell like you’re not that guy pal. But he literally took those hits, popped up. His cadence, couldn’t hear it. I don’t think if was offensive line could hear it. Like he no bass in a voice. We talking about you have your iconic white 80, white 80 Aaron Rogers. You know, you’ve got, you know, Derek Carr. Bryce Young in a home game you’re supposed to hear his cadence. We are only eight yards apart, couldn’t hear it. It was impressive…He calm, cool, collected and he’s back there just like poise already. I’m like, wait, how did he hear this? I’m like, it took that first couple get off, I probably was late because I was like ain’t no way he said hike. I was like what, wait, remember they’re going off the clap, but the ball was already hiked off the clap. So now I was trying to hear the cadence. It was impressive. Shout out to the Carolina offense because I could not hear it for two and a half quarters.”
Young is expected to miss the Panthers’ upcoming game against the Seattle Seahawks due to an ankle injury.
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