Young, 24, has compiled five sacks in 2023, while posting career highs in areas such as pass-rush win rate in a contract year for the defensive end.
While the 49ers didn’t trade much in regards to value for Young, that doesn’t mean there weren’t other suitors for the defensive end’s services.
The Jaguars ultimately made one move at the deadline, acquiring guard Ezra Cleveland from the Minnesota Vikings, while the Ravens stayed pat, instead rolling with free-agent acquisitions Kyle Van Noy and Jadaveon Clowney off the edge.
Young has already been listed as a starter for the 49ers on their unofficial depth chart, indicating that the defensive end will likely play a bigger role as he gets acclimated with his new organization.
Last week, following the move, I broke down the deal for Chase Young, pointing out the potential impact he could provide with the 49ers, as well as the cost for the defensive end, and why it isn’t as much as it seems.