Commanders told to trade Chase Young
The Washington Commanders are in a tricky predicament at the trade deadline. On one hand, they could add to options already available in the hope it can bolster their playoff chances, but a situation could emerge where an outgoing occurs if a mammoth offer comes along.
That is a hot topic of debate among fans currently. One name coming up more than most is defensive end Chase Young, who looks back to his old self in terms of production and more importantly, staying clear of injury after missing Week 1.
Young is out of contract next spring after the Commanders didn't pick up his fifth-year option. Something that led Cody Woodroof of USA Today Sports to suggest that trading the edge rusher and paying Montez Sweat instead represents the best course of action.
"[Chase] Young is enjoying a great season with the Commanders, who are going to have to determine whether or not they’re going to pay him or Montez Sweat next spring. Paying both just doesn’t feel realistic for one of the more expensive defensive lines in football, and Sweat has been the better player in his career. If Washington isn’t able to get more wins, they should consider trading Young away to a contender and getting a better draft pick than they’d get if he walked in the spring. It’s not hard to imagine a team wanting more power off the edge sending a second-round pick the Commanders’ way for an ascending Young."- Cody Woodroof, USA Today Sports
This sort of speculation isn't going away over the next fortnight. The Commanders would be worse off without Young in the lineup, but business is business at the end of the day.