San Francisco 49ers Trade for Former Ohio State Defensive End Chase Young

By Dan Hope on October 31, 2023 at 2:49 pm
Chase Young vs. 49ers
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Chase Young and Nick Bosa are reunited in San Francisco.

The two former Ohio State defensive ends will now team up on the 49ers’ defensive line as the 49ers traded a third-round pick to acquire Young from the Washington Commanders on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.

Young and Bosa were previously teammates at Ohio State in 2017 and 2018. They were set to be college football’s top defensive end tandem in 2018 until Bosa suffered a core muscle injury in Ohio State’s third game of that season against TCU that ended his final season as a Buckeye prematurely.

Now, Ohio State fans will get another chance to see what Bosa and Young can do together as a pass-rushing pair as Young joins Bosa, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, on one of the league’s top defenses.

Currently in his fourth NFL season, Young recorded 15 tackles with five sacks, six tackles for loss, nine quarterback hits and one pass deflection in seven games with the Commanders this season. He is in the final year of his rookie contract, which means the 49ers will need to sign Young to a contract extension to keep him from becoming a free agent after the season.

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