Commanders take QB in 2020 redraft
Drafting Chase Young didn't go as the Washington Commanders had hoped at No. 2 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. The defensive end was a generational prospect coming out of Ohio State. He won NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. After that, it was pretty frustrating the rest of the way.
Young looked disenchanted thanks to poor form and injuries. The Commanders had seen enough, trading him to the San Francisco 49ers for nothing more than a conditional third-round pick before the deadline.
Would the Commanders do things differently given the chance? Dan Pizzuta from The 33rd Team believes so, with Washington picking quarterback Justin Herbert in his 2020 redraft.
"The Washington Commanders drafted Dwayne Haskins 15th overall the previous season, but given some of the disagreements inside the building about taking the quarterback at the time, it wouldn’t be a stretch to see them take another swing at a much better prospect the following year. Justin Herbert would solve the future quarterback problems for Washington and play for a franchise that was only slightly more cursed than the Chargers. He would pair with Terry McLaurin for potentially one of the league’s most fun QB-WR combos."- Dan Pizzuta, The 33rd Team
Herbert is a genuine franchise presence under center. Ron Rivera's struggled to find one of those throughout his head coaching career aside from when Cam Newton fell into his lap. Drafting the former Oregon star would have been a game-changer. But hindsight is a wonderful and frustrating thing to discuss.