Just before the deadline, the Commanders dealt defensive end Chase Young, a former 2020 second overall pick, to the 49ers.
Now, as is sometimes the case in these circumstances, we learn about all the bad things the athlete did via "team sources."
After spending such a high choice on him a few years ago, the old team is trying to salvage face by explaining why things didn't work out with him there.
As a result, they were dealt for a third round pick.
After a trade, there are usually rumors about the player's true nature. This is a well-known trend.
Young had a troubled experience in Washington, according to Mike Silver of the San Francisco Chronicle.
He was named Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2020 after an outstanding debut that included 12 quarterback hits and 7.5 sacks
but, in 2021 and 2022, he suffered from injuries.
He did, however, appear to be on the rise this season, as seen by his five sacks in seven games prior to the trade.
His dedication to his profession and objectives off the field were frequently questioned, and he was perceived internally as a rookie who reached a plateau in his career.