Trade Pitch Lands Bears $35 Million Pro-Bowl DE, Former DROY
The Chicago Bears are poised to pursue a high-upside edge defender.
Washington Commanders defensive end Chase Young is in the final year of his four-year, $35 million contract.
The Commanders passed on Young's fifth-year option last offseason after choosing him second overall in 2020.
That uncommon choice suggests Washington is seriously considering a future without Young, making the former Defensive Rookie of the Year a strong trade prospect before the October 31 deadline.
Young should go to Chicago for two reasons. After a league-worst 20 sacks in 2022, the Bears need an edge boost.
Second, Chicago has almost $28.4 million in salary cap room, enough to absorb Young's rookie contract's final season and extend him long-term.
On Saturday, July 29, Bleacher Report's Alex Ballentine proposed that the Bears trade starting defensive end Trevis Gipson,
wideout and return specialist Velus Jones Jr., and the team's 2024 third-round pick for Young's rights.
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