Washington Football Team: Five players to watch in rematch with Giants
By Ian Cummings
No. 2 – DE Chase Young
Since Week 2 of the 2020 season, Chase Young has not logged a sack. He started out as one of the NFL’s sack leaders, notching 2.5 quarterback takedowns in the first two weeks, but that category has been bare for five games now.
Of course, it’s unwise to look solely at sack totals for indications of success, and Young is a classic case study for this. Despite his lacking sack numbers, Young has still provided consistent pressure — contributing to turnovers on several occasions — and he’s also been a very stout defender against the run, using his strength, anchor, and short-range explosiveness to seal the edge.
Young has been a quality starter for the Washington Football Team, and he’s only going to get better. But against the Giants and their underwhelming tackle duo of Andrew Thomas and Cameron Fleming, Young should be able to get back in the sack column, and put up another dominant performance.
Washington may need Young to get back to his game-wrecking ways in full capacity, if they’re going to earn a second consecutive win, and stay with the Eagles’ pace in the NFC East race. Against the volatile Daniel Jones, there will be opportunities for Young, and the rest of Washington’s line, to make a difference.