Saints land DE Chase Young, reportedly for 1 year, $13M

League: NFL

Posted on: 19 Mar, 2024 at 01:56 AM

Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Defensive end Chase Young is headed to a third team in two years, signing with the New Orleans Saints on Monday.

According to multiple media reports, Young landed a one-year, $13 million deal, with the money fully guaranteed.

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft by Washington, Young was dealt by the Commanders to the 49ers in exchange for a third-round draft pick last October. He played nine regular-season games for San Francisco, recording 10 tackles and 2.5 sacks. Young added 11 tackles in the 49ers' playoff run, including a sack in the Super Bowl.

Young, 24, was the Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2020 after registering 44 tackles, 7.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 15 games.

A torn right anterior cruciate ligament limited him to nine games in 2021 and three games in 2022. He bounced back to appear in seven games and start six times for Washington last year, producing 15 tackles and five sacks in those contests.

In 43 career NFL games (32 starts), Young has 100 tackles, 16.5 sacks, six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

--Field Level Media