The 49ers made the biggest move of the NFL trade deadline Tuesday by adding a star pass rusher.
NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco and Jennifer Lee reported, citing sources, that San Francisco acquired defensive end Chase Young from the Washington Commanders in exchange for a 2024 third-round draft pick. NFL insider Jay Glazer was first to report the news.
Young, the No. 2 overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, joins a star-studded defensive line in the Bay that already features reigning Defensive Player of the Year Nick Bosa, his college teammate for two years at Ohio State.
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49ers Faithful joined the rest of the NFL world on social media weighing in on the trade:
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Young, the 2020 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, compiled five sacks in seven games for Washington this season. He'll have the 49ers' Week 9 bye to get accommodated to his new home and likely will debut for San Francisco in Week 10 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.