Carolina Panthers select Bryce Young as No. 1 draft pick


 Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper didn’t hesitate when asked what it meant for the organization to get Alabama quarterback Bryce Young with the top pick of Thursday night’s NFL draft.

“Super Bowls,” Tepper said while addressing a raucous crowd at Bank of America Stadium. “Super Bowls.”

It was a bold statement for Tepper, who hasn’t put a winning product on the field in the five seasons since he paid $2.275 billion for the organization in 2018.

But he truly believes Young, whom the Panthers targeted from their first draft meeting in February despite his size (5-10 1/8, 204 pounds) that is well below the average height (6-2 ½) for NFL quarterbacks, can do it.

“When we went through the process with these quarterbacks, we asked ourselves, ‘Which one of these guys will be a guy that can take us?'” Tepper later explained at a news conference in which he never sat down. “Not to talk about all the different guys, but we thought this guy had the highest probability of winning Super Bowls.

“Listen, you want to win Super Bowls. And you know there’s no sure thing here. But it’s a probability. We thought this guy has the best probability of winning Super Bowls.”

What are your thoughts on the new draft selection?

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