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Commanders might trade Chase Young

As previously stated, the Washington Commanders have a big financial complication on their hands with Chase Young and Montez Sweat. And it won't be much longer before things come to a head with the defensive end duo.

Young's situation was a precarious one heading into the campaign. The Commanders opted to decline his fifth-year option after two seasons plagued by injury, which was an extremely unfortunate turn of events following the player's impressive rookie year littered with individual accolades in 2020.

The former No. 2 overall selection missed the opening game, which only raised concerns. However, Young has been immensely productive since then, looking like the force of old and someone who should be part of Washington's long-term plans.

This is all positive for Young after so much turmoil. But the simple fact is Washington isn't winning enough and considering the money already tied up in the defensive tackle tandem of Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne, he could be traded if the Commanders get a substantial offer.

Young's stock might never be higher for such an eventuality after outstanding production this season. At the same time, if he goes elsewhere and dominates, it'll be seen as another critical error from a decision-making process coming under fire for their personnel acquisitions in recent months.

Interest should be high in Young, but it would likely take a lot for Washington to give any trade the green light.