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Commanders receive offer for Montez Sweat

Rumors are swirling about the Washington Commanders' potentially moving on some established figures before the upcoming 2023 trade deadline. While other names have been touted, these conversations have primarily centered on the defensive end duo of Montez Sweat and Chase Young.

Both players are out of contract in 2024 and it's hard to see how the Commanders could afford to keep both around. So getting something back in return for one of them seems like a realistic proposition with Washington sitting at 3-4 right now.

According to Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post, the Commanders have received one formal trade offer for Sweat. The actual deal wasn't disclosed, but the reporter also revealed that a formal approach for Young has yet to arrive.

When discussing the potential compensation either Young or Sweat could receive, Jordan Schultz from The Bleacher Report claimed that it might take a second or third-round pick to get any deal done. Of course, acquiring them also requires a lucrative contract extension thrown in for good measure.

This is a tricky situation for the Commanders. Young and Sweat are both playing high-level football and would be big losses, but the NFL is a business above all else, so there is more to consider than just production between the white lines.