When an NFL franchise starts 0-4, it’s an obvious notion that some preseason expectations are not being met, and those are reflected in Bryce Young Odds as it concerns end of season awards for the 22-year-old.
That’s certainly the case on the whole for the winless Carolina Panthers, who are pinning their rebuilding hopes on their No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. You can see what the 0-4 start has done to the Panthers’ playoff chances.
Along with the collective disappointment of an 0-4 beginning, Young’s individual performance in the early going is reflected in his diminishing odds to be the Offensive Rookie of the Year. Back on Sept. 1, Young’s odds of winning that distinction were +450 at Sports Betting Dime, which uses an average of odds from sportsbooks. As the season was about to begin, Young’s odds were second best for all rookies, behind only running back Bijan Robinson, who was selected by Atlanta at No. 8 overall in the draft. Mobile North Carolina sports betting has not launched, but it is on the way. Robinson averaged +288 at national sportsbooks before the season started after some encouraging preseason performances.
Young Has Struggled in Early Going
Unfortunately for the Panthers, Young’s first two regular-season games were lackluster at best with a combined 42-for-71 passing, for 299 yards, two TDs, two interceptions, six sacks and a lost fumble to go along with 51 rushing yards on five runs. In late summer, we looked at the history of past Panthers rookie quarterbacks.
Young missed Game 3 with an ankle injury, giving way to veteran backup Andy Dalton, and then came back in Game 4 against Minnesota with his best showing in the early season: 25 of 32, 204 passing yards, no TDs or interceptions, and 10 rushing yards in a 21-13 loss to Minnesota.
While that Game 4 performance was improvement for Young, it didn’t help his chances all that much to be the league’s top rookie.
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