Commanders News: Caleb Williams, sale race, draft picks, absurd trade touted

(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) Chase Young and Montez Sweat
(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) Chase Young and Montez Sweat /
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(Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports) Chase Young and Montez Sweat /

Absurd Commanders trade touted

This is silly season. Something that was further reflected by a jaw-droppingly ludicrous trade that was touted involving the Washington Commanders and their star defensive end tandem of Montez Sweat and Chase Young.

The Commanders have some important decisions upcoming contractually regarding both players. Washington must decide whether or not to pick up Young’s fifth-year option in the coming days, with Sweat also entering a contract year and looking for a big payday.

Keeping both happy will be difficult. But a recent suggestion by Michael Fish of Sports Illustrated claimed the Commanders should trade both – to the same team – during the 2023 NFL Draft.

The Seattle Seahawks were the speculated destination for Young and Sweat. However, the whole notion is absolutely asinine when one factors everything into the equation.

"“In short, try to “win the trade” by taking advantage of a Washington team that is stuck between a rock and a hard place here … and instantly inject star power in the defensive line of a Seattle franchise that would need to juggle its books a bit to make this happen short-term – and that would need to re-juggle in the future to retain the pair of former first-round picks. But if you want “go-for-it” mode from GM John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll? A call to Washington is a “go-for-it” start.”"

Trading one might be more realistic with Young as the preferred option. But to remove both at such a critical moment in franchise history is an absolute non-starter, to put it mildly.

Of all the trade rumors available at this time of year, this is the worst one I have seen by a considerable margin.

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