4 most overrated Commanders players on the 2023 roster

- The inconsistent OL

- The first-round LB

- The feast or famine DE

- The free-agent signing

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Chase Young - Commanders DE

Once tabbed as a generational talent coming out of college, Chase Young's career prospects hang in the balance heading into the 2023 season. As it turns out, this is also the last campaign of his rookie deal after the Washington Commanders declined the player's fifth-year option.

Young has the physical tools to become truly dominant. It's been a torrid two years for the defensive end thanks to poor form and injury problems, but he looks more like his old self this summer after working exceptionally hard on rehabbing the knee that kept him out for most of 2022.

The brace is now off and the explosiveness has returned. Young looks highly motivated to get his career on track, but that does not detract from the many unknowns that surround the pass-rusher ahead of a make-or-break campaign.

Is anyone expecting Young to just set on the field and immediately start terrorizing opposing offensive lines? If they are, it might be wise to hold off on such optimism over the first few weeks.

Young's missed a ton of football, will take time to get his gameday conditioning up to scratch, and isn't guaranteed to stay healthy anymore. The fear factor has also gone, so it's up to the Ohio State product to get it back by any means necessary.

If Young cannot meet expectations, then it could be his last in Washington.