The Carolina Panthers seemed to make Bryce Young their quarterback of the future, as they selected him with the first overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft on Thursday.
Young’s selection came a year after the Panthers selected former Ole Miss standout Matt Corral in a 2022 third round draft. Corral did not play a down last season as he suffered a Lisfranc injury in a preseason game. against the New England Patriots.
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While it seems likely that the Panthers will hand over the keys to Young to run the offense, Corral didn’t seem ready to throw in the towel. He posted a cryptic message on his Instagram on Thursday night.
«Then the father said, ‘I wanted you to know that you’re worthless if you’re not in the right place. If you’re not appreciated, don’t be mad.'»
«‘That means you’re in the wrong place. Don’t stay in a place where no one sees your value.'»
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According to Queen City News, Corral deleted the post.
Panthers coach Frank Reich told the station his message to players who may feel the organization drafted their replacements.
«The message to all the players is that we earned it on the field,» Reich told the station.
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It doesn’t appear that Corral has officially requested a trade; However, missing the entire 2022 season doesn’t help his stock going into 2023 with Young as the No. 1 pick.