Is Bryce Young the next Aaron Rodgers? It is way too soon to tell if the rookie has the Hall of Fame in his future, but he is getting high praise from coaches and players around the league, including four-time NFL MVP himself.
The New York Jets and Carolina Panthers held joint practices this week, meaning Rodgers and Young, both new to their teams, got to see each other play in person.
Rodgers did not get to see too much of Young at camp, saying he only got to watch a few minutes at the end of practice. Despite not seeing an extensive amount of Young playing, having the same agent as Young and being friends with Carolina wide receiver Adam Thielen mean Rodgers is plugged into how the rookie is adjusting. Rodgers is impressed with what he has learned about Young so far.
“I like the kid a lot,” Rodgers said (via ESPN). “We share an agent, so I’ve known about him for a long time. I loved watching him in college. I like his demeanor, I like his movement, I like the way he throws. I trust a guy like Adam. Him and I have been buddies for a long time, and he raves about him. So, I think Carolina is in good hands.”