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It was certainly a rough rookie season for Carolina Panthers quarterback Bryce Young after the team selected him with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. But Panthers wide receiver Adam Thielen still saw things he liked from his quarterback.

During a recent interview on Good Morning Football, Adam Thielen praised Bryce Young for the maturity and leadership he showed even when things weren’t exactly going well for the team.

“I think his ability at times to just be very honest in front of the room and say, ‘Hey, this is what I’m not doing very well and this is what I need to get better at and please hold me accountable,’ I thought was really impressive for a young guy,” Thielen said.

“His maturity level over the season was really cool to see. And his ability to handle adversity. I don’t know how much adversity Bryce has had over his football career, and to handle the amount of adversity he did, to show up every week, week in, week out, put his head down and work, try to lead to the best of his ability was really impressive, and what makes me excited about Year 2 with him.”

We’ll have to see how Young is able to bounce back from a disappointing season next season.