Two video games is way too early to make any sort of definitive statements relating to a first-year participant nonetheless looking for his footing.
Even so, the Carolina Panthers made quarterback Bryce Younger the No. 1 total decide for a purpose. Not solely did the group draft him with the highest choice, it did so after surrendering important belongings to commerce up for his companies. When in comparison with the opposite high quarterback prospects on this yr’s class, Younger hasn’t regarded the a part of a budding franchise signal-caller.
Pretty or unfairly, Younger will probably be in comparison with the Houston Texans’ C.J. Stroud and Indianapolis Colts’ as a result of no definitive choice existed for this yr’s No. 1 decide and the opposite quarterbacks heard their names known as with the second and fourth picks, respectively.
By means of two video games, the Texans are 0-2. On the similar time, Stroud is overcoming the deficiencies discovered amongst Houston’s roster, together with 4 beginning offensive linemen not within the lineup Sunday in opposition to the Colts. Nonetheless, Stroud is fourth within the league with 626 passing yards. When saved clear, the Ohio State product ranks second in EPA per play, based on The Ringer’s Austin Gayle. He is layering throws, with the look of a decisive quarterback.
Richardson, in the meantime, has been dinged in each of his contests. In any other case, he appears like a respectable playmaker, along with his mixture of athleticism and arm expertise. The prospect usually billed as being uncooked already ran for 3 touchdowns and threw for one more in six quarters of play. He is been extra environment friendly than anticipated as effectively.
Conversely, Younger is making an attempt to make performs however the Panthers offense is stagnant. Previous to Monday’s remaining drive when the New Orleans Saints already held a late 10-point lead, Younger managed all of 92 passing yards. His creativity does not translate in addition to Richardson’s as a result of he isn’t the identical caliber of athlete. His passing acumen hasn’t been anyplace close to Stroud’s, and he is didn’t elevate his play regardless of points round him.
Once more, it is a lengthy season with loads of time to indicate out. To this point although, Younger has been a disappointment.