One day before the Carolina Panthers’ rookie class is scheduled to report to the training camp at Wofford College, the team has agreed to terms with their No. 1 overall draft pick, Bryce Young.
Young was the last member of Carolina’s draft class to sign his rookie deal, reportedly a four-years, fully guaranteed deal worth $37.96M. The contract includes a signing bonus of nearly $24.6M, due up front. He joins Jammie Robinson, Chandler Zavala, DJ Johnson, and Jonathan Mingo, who all signed their deals in the spring.
The 5’10 quarterback comes to Carolina fresh off an illustrious career at Alabama. A two-year starter, Young finished second in the Crimson Tide record books with 8,356 career passing yards and 80 career passing touchdowns; winning the Heisman Trophy after his sophomore year.
Young closed out OTA’s taking all of the first-team snaps, the next steps in the plan that head coach Frank Reich, offensive coordinator Thomas Brown, and quarterbacks coach Josh McCown have laid out for him. Second-year quarterback Matt Corral will take the majority of preseason game snaps after a Lisfranc injury derailed his rookie career before the regular season even began.