Carolina Panthers Can’t Run Tush Push QB Sneak With Bryce Young Because He’s Too Small

The Carolina Panthers can’t run one of the most effective play-calls in the NFL because of their quarterback.

The Panthers selected Alabama QB Bryce Young with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. his talent level has never been in question, but many scouts and draft analysts have expressed concern about Young’s frame (5-foot-10, 204lbs.)

According to ESPN’s David Newton and Katherine Terrell, Young’s small frame is the reason why the Panthers are unable to run a QB sneak in short yardage. A play that has been made popular by Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles:

Biggest hole in the game plan: What to do on third-and-short. The Panthers can’t use the quarterback sneak because Young (5-foot-10, 204 pounds) just isn’t big enough to make that work. Plus, he doesn’t have experience at it. So Carolina had to bring in backup quarterback Andy Dalton on those plays. The first time there was a false start. The second time Dalton pitched to running back Miles Sanders for a first down. But this could be an issue moving forward.”

If the Panthers do end up ever having to run a QB sneak in short yardage, they would probably have to turn to backup QB Andy Dalton.