Panthers' Adam Thielen says Bryce Young is more comfortable this year, playing with 'urgency,' 'confidence'

panthers' adam thielen says bryce young is more comfortable this year, playing with 'urgency,' 'confidence'

Bryce Young and Adam Thielen, Carolina Panthers

Just because a player is the No. 1 overall pick, does not mean they will be a star in the NFL and just because a player has a bad rookie season, does not mean they can't turn it around. Carolina Panthers quarterback still has time to determine his narrative in the league and has a lot to prove after a disappointing 2023 season.

Last season, Young had 2,877 passing yards, 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions and the Panthers finished at a league-worst 2-15. The overreactions flooded in, but one bad season doesn't necessarily mean a bad career.

One of Young's teammates already sees a change in his quarterback heading into the 2024 season.

"It's been awesome. Not only him, just a lot of the young guys, a lot of the staff. It's just been a great offseason to just see some of these guys who haven't been in the league very long -- just the way that they've come in with confidence," veteran wide receiver Adam Thielen said, via the Rich Eisen Show. "You can tell, Bryce's demeanor in the building -- he's just more comfortable, right? And you don't realize it when you start getting to be a veteran guy, just because you forget about those times."

Thielen says Young has come back with "urgency," "confidence" and comfortability in the system and how much of a difference those things have made in how he plays.

"I'm excited about what that looks like going into training camp," Thielen added.

Young has one year of NFL experience under his belt and now has a full offseason to build that chemistry with his offense, which comes on and off the field.

"I'm thinking back to that like, now he's there," Thielen said. "Now we're getting routes on air, we're around each other, we're in the locker room together, we're BSing. ... So, you have that time together that we didn't have last year."

Right now, Thielen is focused on the blank slate each team has in the offseason and is positive about the year ahead.

"Again, like I said last year and I'll never not talk about this -- things are always great this time of year," the receiver said. "There's no wins, no losses, there's no adversity. It's all good right now, every single team thinks they can go to the playoffs and have a chance to win the Super Bowl. So we'll see how it goes when the bullets start flying, but we're in a good place."

OTHER NEWS

23 minutes ago

Tackling Russia's 'shadow fleet'

23 minutes ago

Tech remains blue despite VC noise

23 minutes ago

Bill Gates on Elon Musk: I Hope He'll Talk More About Climate

23 minutes ago

Netflix expected to 'crush it' this earnings season, says Big Tech's Alex Kantrowitz

23 minutes ago

Brain Branch among 3 defensive vets placed on PUP list to start Lions training camp

23 minutes ago

Projecting Chargers' starting defense as training camp opens

36 minutes ago

What’s next for Kamala Harris’ campaign?

36 minutes ago

The Las Vegas Raiders Are Returning To Southern California, Very Quietly

36 minutes ago

Pirates' recent hot streak should change trade-deadline expectations

36 minutes ago

Teacher pay rise could mean a £1.5bn hole in Labour’s budget

36 minutes ago

Global IT Crash Eases After Disruption

36 minutes ago

As new tech threatens jobs, Silicon Valley promotes no-strings cash aid

36 minutes ago

‘House Of The Dragon’s Steve Toussaint On Corlys ‘The Sea Snake’ Velaryon’s Journey And Those Episode 6 Revelations

36 minutes ago

'Brave decision:' White House visitors give verdict on Biden call

36 minutes ago

One in four do not know how a physician associate and doctor differ

36 minutes ago

Video: The world reacts to Joe Biden quitting the 2024 presidential race: Israeli President says Biden symbolises the 'unbreakable bond between our two people' while Ireland's Taoiseach calls him a 'voice for reason'

47 minutes ago

Things to do in the UAE this week, from an underwater neon festival to silent yoga

47 minutes ago

Paris Olympic Games opening ceremony to celebrate immigration by mocking cliched France

47 minutes ago

This Duramax Diesel Engine Shouldn't Have Melted Pistons

48 minutes ago

49 days till Patriots season opener: Every player to wear No. 49 for New England

50 minutes ago

MLB Roundup: Soler hits longest HR of MLB season as Giants beat Rockies

50 minutes ago

US Central Command destroys Houthi USVs in Red Sea

50 minutes ago

Padres' Michael King has no-hit bid broken up in 7th inning on single by Guardians' Angel Martinez

50 minutes ago

‘Lot of enemies’: Donald Trump is ‘by no means a certainty to win’ upcoming election

55 minutes ago

Vingegaard to miss Vuelta after gruelling Tour de France

55 minutes ago

5 ways ASX shares investors define financial success

55 minutes ago

Millennial couple earning $395,000 'constantly feel poor'

55 minutes ago

The best public-access and private golf courses in Maine, ranked

55 minutes ago

Honda Indy 2024: Racecars whip through downtown Toronto

55 minutes ago

Pictured: New design of Tempest stealth jet

55 minutes ago

The wild mountain campsite with pods, a pub and a microbrewery

55 minutes ago

Video: Shoppers in a frenzy over this tiny detail in Big W's shoe aisle: 'Shut up and take my money'

55 minutes ago

Video: Jennifer Lopez bares her legs in floral romper at a pre-birthday lunch in NY... a day after Ben Affleck missed early celebratory bash amid split rumors

58 minutes ago

Venezuelan opposition voters band to safeguard election, warning of the ruling party's tricks

59 minutes ago

European markets set to open higher as traders assess U.S. political landscape

60 minutes ago

NFC South staying mediocre is the division's worst-case scenario

60 minutes ago

Fremantle’s Andrew Brayshaw proves why he’s Mr. 1%; Eagle forwards forget to tackle

60 minutes ago

New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells quits beat

60 minutes ago

Pro-Nikki Haley Group Throws Its Weight Behind Kamala Harris

60 minutes ago

Armstrong "holds no grudges against Pogacar this time" and points to the crucial duel in the Tour time trial: "Time trial of their lives"

ALONGWALKER VIETNAM: Kênh khám phá trải nghiệm của giới trẻ, thế giới du lịch ALONGWALKER INDONESIA: Saluran untuk mengeksplorasi pengalaman para pemuda global