Bryce Young, Alabama’s quarterback, is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner. He could if he doesn’t make two plays this season and be eligible for back-to-back Heisman as well as a trip to College Football Playoff.
Young and the Crimson Tide have been eliminated from the race for the trip to the SEC Championship Game. This means Young’s Heisman hopes are over and almost certain that the Crimson Tide will win the national championship.
Young was asked Monday by the Birmingham Press Association if the 83rd Iron Bowl would mark the end of his time at Alabama.
When asked if the Auburn game would mark the end of his career, the junior quarterback said that “as far as everything in my future,” he replied. “So, all that I have been focusing on this year is the next opponent. This is an important game. This is a huge win for me, the state, and us as a whole. It is a big game. All I can think about is today.
Recent years have seen a rise in the number of NFL players opting to leave the bowl game and go for the NFL.
Kenny Pickett was a first-round NFL Draft selection. He opted out last year of Pittsburgh’s Peach Bowl loss against Michigan State. In their last game at Ohio State, wide receivers Chris Olave (wide receiver) and Garrett Wilson (wide receiver) opted out of Rose Bowl.
Although the 2022 season is expected to be a down year in Nick Saban’s and Alabama’s history, Young had a solid year despite sustaining an injury to his shoulder.
Young threw for 2,664 yards, 24 touchdowns, and four interceptions during his junior season. This was in a span of 10 games.
Young was injured in his throwing shoulder and missed Alabama’s match against Texas A&M in Week 6.