Bryce Young wins 2021 Manning Award for nation's best quarterback
Bryce Young already has a few prestigious awards in his collection from the 2021 season, including the Heisman Trophy.
Now, he has to make room for another award, as he was named the winner of the 2021 Manning Award on Tuesday.
In a statement, Archie Manning congratulated the Alabama quarterback on becoming the second-straight Tide passer to win the award:
“Congratulations to Bryce Young on being selected as the winner of the 18th annual Manning Award,” said Archie Manning. “It’s quite a challenge to replace an All-American quarterback on a national championship team; and Bryce answered that challenge with a tremendous season. Nearly 5,000 passing yards, almost 50 touchdowns, the SEC Offensive Player of the Year and the Heisman Trophy. Not to mention leading Alabama back to the national championship game. I’m not sure what he can do for an encore but we sure are excited to have him back in college football next year.
“On behalf of the entire Manning family, we would like to once again thank the Sugar Bowl Committee for its generous and ongoing support of the Manning Award. The Bowl’s role in making this award possible each year is greatly appreciated.”
Young threw for 4,872 yards, 47 touchdowns and 7 interceptions in 2021. He added 3 rushing touchdowns, too.