Believe it or not, we’ve already made it through two full weeks of the NFL season.
It seems like just yesterday that we were counting down the days for the games to begin, and now we are already well on our way into the 18-week NFL season.
Some teams are living up to their hype, some teams are off to rough starts (my poor Minnesota Vikings), and some teams still have question marks around them.
One of those teams that football fans still aren’t sure about is the Carolina Panthers, which is led by rookie quarterback Bryce Young out of Alabama. The Panthers have played two relatively close games to start the year, especially in their most recent contest, but start the year with 0 wins and 2 losses.
Carolina entered the year knowing there would be some growing pains with their young (no pun intended) quarterback, and returned a damn good defense that will most likely have to keep their games close this year.
Last night, in one of the more crucial points of the game between the Panthers and the Saints, Bryce Young was driving his team deep into New Orleans’ territory, and had a pretty noticeable mix up.
Luckily for Bryce, his veteran running back teammate Miles Sanders was paying attention, and helped the Panthers and Young avoid what would have been one of the most embarrassing mistakes in NFL history.
As you’ll see in the clip, Bryce Young was lining up for the snap, and as he surveyed the defense and made sure everyone on his team was ready to roll, he actually lined up in the wrong spot.
Quarterbacks are supposed to line up behind their center (the one who snaps the ball), and Young was accidentally standing one person to the right.
Sanders, the Panthers running back, gave Bryce a friendly push to get him into the right spot, and then Carolina went on to run their play. Watching the running back basically say “umm, Bryce, what are you doing” as he gave him a nudge was hilarious, and shows that Young still has a ways to go before he’s comfortable taking NFL snaps.