Last year, the Chicago Bears made a bold move at the trading deadline by giving up a second-round pick for Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Chase Claypool. Now, there are rumors circulating in the NFL community that the Bears are interested in another player named Chase.
According to a league source, the Bears are being linked to Washington Commanders’ pass rusher, Chase Young. At first glance, this may seem surprising considering the Bears’ record of only two wins so far. However, if this trade were to happen, it would be a strategic long-term investment for the Bears. They have significant cap space in 2024 and would be looking to acquire Young and retain him with a new contract.
Chase Young, who won the defensive rookie of the year award in 2020, unfortunately suffered a serious knee injury in 2021. After making a full recovery, he has played in six regular-season games in 2023, with impressive performances including five starts and five sacks.
Alternatively, some believe that the Commanders may instead choose to trade defensive end Montez Sweat before the impending trade deadline. The Commanders’ primary goal would likely be to secure a valuable return for the player, impressing their new owner, Josh Harris. However, if the Commanders decide to keep their players, it would be in an effort to win as many games as possible this season. Every member of the Commanders organization is currently auditioning to secure their positions beyond this year, but the team’s on-field performance has not been favorable thus far.
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