Washington Commanders defensive end Chase Young could be entering his final season in the Nation’s Capital.
According to the Washington Post, the Commanders will not pick up the fifth-year option on Young’s rookie contract, one that would have guaranteed the former second-overall pick $17.452 million for the 2024 season.
Assuming the two sides do not reach a long-term agreement, Young will become an unrestricted free agent next offseason.
The 24-year-old enjoyed a strong start to his NFL career, recording 7.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries en route to being named 2020 Defensive Rookie of the Year.
It’s been a struggle for Young since then, however, as the former Ohio State standout has seen his production decline, recording just 1.5 sacks while being limited to 12 games due to a torn ACL.
Needless to say, 2023 shapes up as a make-or-break season for Young in his efforts to secure another lucrative contract.
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