Commanders News: Chase Young, Terry McLaurin, Phidarian Mathis and Montez Sweat

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Commanders should trade Chase Young

Even though the Washington Commanders have shown no sign of wanting to trade Chase Young, it hasn't stopped the rumors and speculation from running rampant from the moment those in power opted not to pick up his fifth-year option. Many fans were also annoyed by the defensive end skipping voluntary OTAs given how much football he's missed over the last two years.

Young is back in the facility and will take the field for the start of Washington's mandatory minicamp today. Hopefully, for the player and the Commanders, this is going to be the start of a profitable preparation process en route to a bounce-back campaign.

That said, a recent article from Kristopher Knox of The Bleacher Report stated the Commanders should still look to move Young at some stage. Even if it's only for a Day 2 selection based on his current career trajectory.

"Washington has already invested heavily in [Daron] Payne and [Jonathan] Allen and may be more interested in bringing back [Montez] Sweat—who will play on his fifth-year option this season—than Young. Given Young's draft status and 2020 production, Washington could probably milk a Day 2 draft pick out of a trade which, in turn, could be used to further improve the offense. Bringing back Young next season would be a luxury for the Commanders. Trading him while they have the chance would be more logical."

Kristopher Knox, The Bleacher Report

Giving up on someone that was once touted as a generational talent would be a big call. The Commanders believe in Young despite not triggering his contract clause, so this all comes down to how much the edge defender wants it.