The Commanders’ former second overall selection, defensive end Chase Young, is in the process of being dealt to the San Francisco 49ers, with insider Ian Rapaport confirming this transaction.
Notably, as part of this exchange, the 49ers are also including their third-round pick ( to commanders ), as Ian notes.
At just 24 years of age, Young possesses a commendable track record as a two-year starter at Ohio State and having earned the esteemed title of first-team All-American.
Washington used their prized second overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to secure his services. Furthermore, he earned recognition as the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year for his remarkable performance during the 2020 season.
Young sealed a substantial rookie contract, amounting to a grand total of $34,563,594 over four years, featuring a noteworthy signing bonus of $22,697,160.
It’s worth noting that this contract also included a provision for Washington to exercise a fifth-year option for the 2024 season, a choice they have decided not to pursue.
In the ongoing year, 2023, Young has showcased his prowess in seven Commanders’ matches, contributing with a tally of 15 total tackles, six tackles resulting in a loss, an impressive five quarterback sacks, and one deflection of an opposing pass.