Why Was Young Traded?
It has been known, with the new ownership in Washington, DC, that the current team management would have a short leash. The team has struggled this year while showing some flashes of being good. Yet that was not enough, as they play in one of the toughest divisions in the NFL. They clearly saw it was time to sell a house, as both Chase and Montez Sweat were on the trade block. And both found new homes at the end of the Trade Deadline.
What Should 49ers Fans Expect?
With the 3-game losing streak, the 49ers GM saw an opportunity to spice up the team heading into their bye week. Adding Young was a great move, as it only cost them a 3rd round pick. And as we have seen over the past few drafts, the team could be better at drafting. So, trading a 3rd round pick closer to the end of the round may not be a wrong move. We also saw Montez Sweat get traded for what is believed to be one of the better 2nd round picks in this next year’s draft. The Bears gave up their own 2nd, which is a head-scratching move to many. Young has 5 sacks on the year. Along with 12 tackles, which is few. However, if you have seen Washington’s Secondary, you would know why.
Was This A Good Trade For Washington?
On the surface, it is a questionable trade. But knowing that right, the Commanders have good pieces on that D line. Despite trading away their 2 best edge rushers, they still get good assets. You should be happy as a Commanders fan. The ownership is clearly setting it up for them to fire Ron Rivera and head in a new direction with the team. It will be okay if they move this draft to get a new QB, even with Sam Howell playing well and showing many flashes. This ownership group came in with one priority: to win.