“It’s Obvious”: With The NFL Trade Deadline Slamming Shut, The Fans Have A Clear Winner In Their Mind

Published 11/01/2023, 8:01 AM EDT

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In a significant move, the Washington Commanders traded their star defensive end to the San Francisco 49ers. As they traded this valuable athlete for a third-round pick, how can one forget that the trade comes at the heels of the NFC East division trading another DE, Montez Sweat to the Chicago Bears for the 2023 second-round pick? While that’s another case to discuss, fans have already given the verdict on this trade. 

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The 2023 NFL trade deadline passed at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Undoubtedly, the San Francisco 49ers made the most impressive acquisition with Chase Young joining the squad, and NFL aficionados have come up with their verdict. What does a winner look like? Delve deeper.

Fans declared the 49ers as winner

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Chase Young has been traded to the 49ers. The squad, which technically stands 2nd in the NFC West division standings, lost three games consecutively whereas. Their last game against the Bengals ended with an embarrassing 17-31 score. Now, the San Francisco 49ers’ team boasts a strong defense, led by Nick Bosa, and now Young. At least the 49ers fans have given their verdict. 

A few of the comments that caught our attention were the fans made an obvious winner as 49ers, It’s obvious na”, a fan commented.

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“The Niners of course”, one fan claimed. 

“49ers and it ain’t close”, another fan comment that only the 49ers made the best move, and no one close to it. 

“For the price and the now, 49ers. For the future, Commanders and Giants”. Other fans commented 49ers’ best move according to the pricing of the acquisition as the 49ers bid $ 34.4 million for the player.

Another fan commented “Niners and Jags” that along with the 49ers, the Jaguars made the best move for trading Ezra Cleveland.

The decision to welcome an athlete like Chase Young seemingly comes as a response to the recent injury suffered by Kirk Cousin. Not to mention, address their pass rush issues.

Will Chase Young live by the expectations?

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Chase Young has been playing the final year of his rookie contract. He made his debut in 2020 after playing college football at Ohio State, where he hailed as the best NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year of the season. The 49ers may have acquired Young at a reasonable cost (considering his lingering concerns from a season-ending ACL injury), but it does resolve their pass rush issue. Well, a player like Young will only add pressure on quarterbacks. 

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49ers defensive coordinator, Steven Bernard Wilks recently said, “We can do a better job on the back end in coverage, whether it’s man or zone, and allowing the quarterback to hold the ball a little longer. Watching tape, I think we’re close, I think we’re close a lot. We’re going to eventually get there. I’m not really pressing right now about the lack of production because I feel like it’s going to come.” 

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It may be too much to ask, but Young would surely serve as the right weapon in this rush hour. At least, when it comes to the 49ers’ areas of improvement, be it failing to pressure or sack the quarterback or tackle consistently. Only time will tell.

Watch this story: Chase Young’s Remarkable Journey to Line Up Alongside Nick Bosa as Former Teammates Reunite

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Ayeesha Siddiquha is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. She is interested in covering the off-court drama and talking about the untold stories of the athletes. Ayeesha is fascinated by the sport of NFL for its intense nature.
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