Which overhyped players should Washington Commanders fans temper expectations towards until proven otherwise in 2023?
It'll be difficult for the Washington Commanders to establish themselves as a playoff challenger in 2023. Their schedule doesn't appear all that favorable and the NFC East didn't get any easier this offseason, so it's not hard to see why people are looking at their hopes with a glass-half-empty mindset currently.
That's not an opinion shared by anyone within the building. Ron Rivera believes in this team, with the increased urgency set to arrive once Josh Harris' ownership group gets their $6.05 billion sale approved on July 20 something else that could have a positive effect.
Optimism among the fanbase will reach levels not seen for decades once Dan Snyder's dark could is lifted once and for all. But in terms of what could transpire on the field, it's still hanging in the balance.
That said, here are three overhyped players that Commanders fans need to pump the brakes on until proven otherwise in 2023.
Chase Young - Commanders DE
Chase Young is returning from injury with a point to prove after the Washington Commanders opted to decline his fifth-year option. The defensive end has all the motivation needed to potentially get his career back on track, with a couple of good practices during the team's mandatory minicamp coming with expected hype along the way.
Anytime Young is on the field, expectations will be high. This was a once-generational talent coming out of Ohio State, but there's just no telling for sure how things will go considering the's played 12 games and achieved 1.5 sacks over the last two years.
Young could surprise people and become dominant with a consistent run of contests. But nobody can guarantee it no matter what the hype around the media might indicate.