The Carolina Panthers have officially signed Bryce Young, the first pick of the 2023 NFL draft, to a four-year contract. This promising deal will ensure that the young quarterback arrives on schedule for training camp, instilling a sense of stability and anticipation among fans and teammates alike.
A Guaranteed Investment in Future Success
This lucrative contract, totaling $37.9 million, includes an impressive $24.6 million signing bonus and comes with the full assurance of being fully guaranteed, according to sources.
The investment in Young's skill set is a significant commitment that clearly shows the Panthers' confidence in his potential. As a testament to his immense promise, the Panthers are placing their bet on the young player to lead them to the championship victories they've been vying for.
Head coach Reich shared his thoughts on promoting Young to the first team. "It's just the next step," he said. "We had a couple of weeks to watch Andy. Andy has continued to perform at a very high level. We're just trying to get our team ready.
Everything is about what's best for our team, and so this was just the next step."
Rapidly Gaining Respect and Confidence
Young has swiftly earned the esteem not just of the coaching staff but of the entire locker room as well.
His dedication, hard work, and evident talent have resonated with his teammates, eliciting their support and faith in his capabilities. Wide receiver DJ Chark, commenting in June, said, "Everybody is here for him. And we believe he can take us to some really high places." This sentiment underscores Young's quickly gained popularity among his peers and the high expectations they have for his future performance.
For his part, Young maintains an unassuming and humble approach despite the mounting expectations and responsibility. "For me, it's about earning it," Young stated. "I'm grateful to have the opportunity that I have. I still think it's a process.
I'm grateful to be accepted by the team. It's an amazing locker room, a great group of guys. I want to continue with that."
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