For the first time this month, Washington’s football team received positive news. Chase Young, the second overall pick from the 2020 NFL Draft, has officially signed his rookie contract.
Washington had an easy decision to make with the No. 2 pick back in April, selecting the most dominant pass rusher that college football has seen in years. Since the 2018 season ,Young has totaled 131 pressures, which is more than any player.
This fall, the Ohio State product will try his best to terrorize opposing quarterbacks in the NFL. Young is playing in a division that features Daniel Jones, Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz, so it’s imperative that he can rush the passer.
As far as Young’s financial situation goes, the 21-year-old is pretty much set for the next four years. According to The Washington Post, his rookie contract is worth up to $34.56 million. Just like every first-round pick’s contract, there is a fifth-year option on his deal.
Young posted a picture of him signing his rookie contract on Twitter with the caption: “Time to leave my legacy.”
Time to leave my legacy…💯 pic.twitter.com/MWYORPFjSQ
— CY2 (@youngchase907) July 23, 2020
There are plenty of holes on Washington’s roster at the moment, but the defensive line is shaping up to be the team’s best unit.
Young is joining a starting front that has playmakers like Jonathan Allen, Ryan Kerrigan, Da’Ron Payne and Montez Sweat.
Since there will be no preseason games this year, Washington fans will have to wait until Sept. 13 to see Young makes his debut.