Commanders lowered their price for Chase Young
Chase Young is gearing up to make his San Francisco 49ers debut in Week 10. The defensive end is welcoming a fresh start after things turned sour with the Washington Commanders, who were eager to remove him completely from the equation before the 2023 trade deadline.
After the Commanders got a second-round selection from the Chicago Bears for Montez Sweat, attention then turned to moving Young with just a few hours to spare. Something that Adam Schefter of ESPN stated was down to lowering their asking price to seal the deal.
"The Commanders, however, lowered their asking price for defensive end Chase Young after some teams expressed medical concerns about him, according to sources. Washington initially was seeking second- and fifth-round draft picks in return for Young, according to sources. But when teams expressed concerns about Young's medicals, the Commanders dropped the price to the 49ers, who wound up sending a compensatory third-round pick to Washington for the former Ohio State star. The 49ers were pleased with what they saw from Young in practice last week and plan to play him "a lot" Sunday in his Niners debut against the Jacksonville Jaguars."- Adam Schefter, ESPN
As we've previously stated, the compensation might have been a little on the low side. However, it does ensure Washington gets another top-100 selection next spring rather than having to wait until 2025 had Young left for nothing in free agency.
The high expectations surrounding Young were never going to be reached. So this trade represents a win-win for both parties.