Bryce Young Proving Himself In Alabama’s First Scrimmage
Bryce Young was one of the top quarterback recruits in the nation. With that being said, it is no surprise that he ended up at the University of Alabama to play under Coach Saban. Last season, Young played second to Mac Jones as a freshman. With Mac Jones leaving and the team being fresh off of a National Championship win, the Crimson Tide needs someone to step up at the quarterback position.
Based on what Coach Saban and some of the players have said, Young has looked very good throughout spring practice. "I thought Bryce did a really good job of managing the game and was accurate with the ball. I think he did a great job overall of managing the offense when he was in there," says Coach Saban.
Before spring practice even started, Saban spoke very highly of Bryce and the rest of his quarterback room. “We have three quarterbacks in the program. Bryce is probably a little ahead of everybody else because he got a lot of reps last year," says Saban. "Even though he didn’t get to play that much, he got a lot of reps in practice, a lot of good carryover for him. I think he’s very confident and he’s done a really good job preparing so far. The other two guys, they’re working and making improvements, and that's the main focus we have for our guys, is improving."
As Coach Saban sees it, the confidence instilled in Bryce Young last season could be very beneficial to his performance this season. Without a starting quarterback named for the 2021 season, Bryce Young continues to compete with the best of the best.