Why Bryce Young Still Has a Bright Future With The Panthers

Charlotte, North Carolina -- Bryce Young was fed up. Fed up, I'm shouting, cursing, and spitting out my mouth.The Carolina Panthers had just lost 16-13 to the Chicago Bears in a Thursday night game, dropping to 1-8. 

The rookie quarterback believed the club was playing not to lose rather than to win.So, in the depths of Soldier Field, the top pick in the 2023 draft experienced an experience unlike any other during Carolina's NFL-worst 2-15 year. 

His normal stone-faced countenance was replaced by fiery-eyed passion, the result of not being able to elevate the play of those around him as he had done his entire career. He demonstrated to teammates that he was more than just a robot.

"A lot of F-bombs," running back Miles Sanders remembered. "A lot of F bombs. He simply demonstrated his enthusiasm and humanity. 

He isn't just putting on a show and pretending to be cool, calm, and collected all the time, and [he] let us know this stuff was important to him."

Young's debut NFL season will be remembered primarily for his 2-14 record and statistics, which rated him in the bottom of the league and contributed to the dismissal of head coach Frank Reich after a 1-10 start and general manager Scott Fitterer after the season finale.

However, that moment in Chicago demonstrated Young's leadership and what he can contribute to the future of an organization looking for its fourth full-time head coach since 2019.

"That was a big turning point in our locker room," said tight end Tommy Tremble. "We could tell how much he enjoyed the game and wanted to win. Seeing it made you want to put in extra effort to reach that goal.

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