The Kansas City Chiefs have one of the best rosters in the NFL. And entering the 2023 season, most folks seem to agree that the Chiefs are the team to beat.
But that doesn’t mean Kansas City won’t continue to work to improve its roster ahead of the new NFL season. One way the Chiefs could improve their roster is by upgrading their pass rush.
Kansas City had a good pass rush last season, they finished second in the NFL with 55 sacks, but with the AFC loaded with talented quarterbacks, teams can never have too many pass-rushing options. That’s one reason why CBS Sports recently name the Chiefs as a potential landing spot for Washington Commanders edge rusher Chase Young.
Young, the No. 2 overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft, didn’t have his fifth-year option picked up by Washington earlier this offseason.
From CBS Sports: Young seemed like he was going to be a cornerstone player for the Commanders when he was taken No. 2 overall out of Ohio State and then made the Pro Bowl as a rookie.
Injuries have dogged him since then, though, and Washington declined to pick up his fifth-year option. Might another team be willing to give up something of value and hope it can tap into his immense upside? Young looked like a future superstar after reaching the Pro Bowl as a rookie in 2020.
But injuries have limited Young to just 12 games over the last two seasons. If the Chiefs can get Young for cheap, maybe a third-round pick, they should jump all over it. Young is still just 24 years old.
And he has immense upside. If Young can finally get healthy, he could take Kansas City’s defense to the next level. Trading for Young would be a risk, but the possibility of a rich reward makes it worth it. This is definitely a move the Chiefs should consider making.