Todd McShay reacts to Bryce Young's weight, makes references to Patrick Mahomes and Tua Tagovailoa
Todd McShay took on one of the burning questions coming out of the NFL Combine on Tuesday when Mike Greenberg on “Get Up” asked him the significance of Alabama QB Bryce Young being measured at 5-foot-10 and 204 pounds in Indianapolis.
The ESPN analyst first made a comment about colleague Mel Kiper Jr. declaring that if Young weighed more than 195 pounds, he’d move him to No. 1 on his draft board.
“We’ll see if that changes, but 204 to me means the importance he’s put into nutrition and getting bigger and stronger” McShay said. “He took a beating in the SEC, had the shoulder injury that bothered him for a few weeks, other than that, though, was durable.”
McShay then offered a bit of research and said that Young would be the lightest quarterback since 2006 to be drafted in the first round.
“I love his poise, I think he plays the game so under control,” McShay said. “It’s so slow to him, to me he’s a smaller Patrick Mahomes.”
As for the teams potentially considering drafting him, or moving up to get in that position, the only concern is will Young stay on the field, or will it be a Tua Tagovailoa situation.
“To me, [Bryce Young] is a smaller Patrick Mahomes.”
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— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) March 7, 2023
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Honestly, I wouldn’t mind seeing him take over for McCarron on the BattleHawks next season.
Booches…Your post sounded like a true Mizzou fan. You guys are envious of all the great Five ***** players some other teams have playing for them. If Drink ever signed a real Five Star player he’d coach him down to a Two Star level.
The McCarron that had way more years in the NFL than any Missouri QB the last 50 years?
Chase Daniel says hey.
Blaine Gabbert also says wussup.
Young’s shoulder injury had nothing to do with his weight or size. He missed one full game and that is all that he has suffered at Alabama in 2 seasons. A lot to do about nothing.
Yeah, and they always bring up Tua like he was some beacon of durability until he got to the NFL. Here’s Tua’s college career:
March 2018: Suffered an injury to his left throwing hand when he hit his hand on a lineman’s helmet. He underwent surgery
Oct 2018: Tweaked his knee after sliding on a play in the third quarter during the Missouri game on Oct. 13.
Nov 2018: Suffered a quad injury late in the third quarter during the game against Mississippi State.
Dec 2018: Suffered a left ankle injury against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game vs. Georgia. He underwent surgery to repair his ankle.
Nov 2019: Suffered a dislocated right hip in the second quarter vs. Mississippi State and underwent successful surgery. He missed the rest of the season.
Some of those were serious, some of them not so much, but for people like McShay to act or pretend like Tua just started getting hurt in the NFL is a bad take. It’s even a worse take to suggest or ask if Young will be another Tua when he’s clearly always been more durable that Tua ever was.
Booches…You’re really good at using google. Mizzou fans have not had enough success since Gary Pinkel retired and just hate it when other SEC teams win National Championships and sign the best players in the country. Give it up. Your Mizzou-Envy
has affected you far too much.
I’m sticking up for Bryce Young and it’s because I’m jealous of Bama. Well thought out.
Saying Bryce should be playing for the Battle Hawks is not sticking up for Bryce.
I enjoy the statements that indicate there is a direct correlation between size and injury. There is zero data to support this assumption. Tua missed time to a concussion but concussions are up for everybody in the NFL but more so for QBs. He missed time the year before with a rib injury. The same injury that the much bigger Herbert suffered and missed games over. Injuries are a result of bad luck and not size.
^^This. Troy Aikman anyone??? Of course that was back when you could put a QB on tee and kick him all over the field if you wanted too. They don’t do that anymore.
So true every qb to ever play has been injured whether they are tall or short big or skinny, Brett Favre played his whole career and only missed one game a concussion. It’s not a matter of if but when you get injured it’s football