The Washington Commanders finished the 2022 season with an 8-8-1 record, narrowly missing the playoffs.
While they had a tumultuous season, a lot of their struggles can be explained by injuries that devasted their roster.
One of the team’s best defenders, Chase Young, was out for the majority of the year with an ACL tear.
Despite this injury, Young seems to be excited for the upcoming year, and hopeful about what he will be able to do.
In a recent conversation with Kay Adams, Young said, “I don’t think about my knee anymore, I’m just excited to remind people to see what I can do.”
"I don't think about my knee anymore…I'm just excited to remind people to see what I can do."
The knee injury is in the rearview mirror for @youngchase907 🦿
— Up & Adams (@UpAndAdamsShow) August 3, 2023
In his first season with the Commanders, Young won the Defensive Rookie of the Year award.
He dominated in 2020, putting up 44 total tackles, 7.5 sacks, and four forced fumbles.
In the two years since he’s only played in 12 games due to injuries.
There has been talk that the Commanders could trade Young, especially if he’s unable to stay healthy and on the field.
Despite this talk, and the Commanders franchise undergoing significant changes, Young remains unbothered.
His comments with Adams indicate that he’s more than up to the challenge.
In his fourth NFL season, Young will need to perform well with the hopes of achieving a second contract.
If he succeeds this year, getting back to similar numbers from his rookie campaign, Young will likely instill hope in his abilities.
The Commanders have a lot of unanswered questions, especially at the quarterback position.
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