Boy, enjoying everything about the 49ers since the Commanders trade originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area
Chase Young has enjoyed his time with the 49ers since being acquired from San Francisco in a blockbuster trade with the Washington Commanders in 2023 NFL trade deadline.
The 49ers are 2-0 since being named the 2020 Defensive Rookie of the Year and Young already has 1.5 sacks along with former Ohio State teammate and close friend Nick Bosa.
Following the 49ers’ 27-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers On Sunday, Young appeared on “49ers Postgame Live” with NBC Sports Bay Area’s Donte Whitner, Rod Brooks and Carlos Ramirez at Levi’s Stadium and explained why he enjoys being a 49er after his time with the Commanders.
“Just everything, from the training staff to the people,” Young said of Whitner, Brooks and Ramirez. “The people here are just genuine and nice. It’s just a good atmosphere. They care about their players and you know, I love that.”
Young embraces his shift from a questionable culture in DC to a thriving one in San Francisco.
The fourth-year defensive end is happy to play for a 49ers team that really wanted him, unlike Washington, which declined his fifth-year option earlier this season.
As Young mentioned, the 49ers franchise has a more comfortable atmosphere compared to the Commanders, whose players even had trouble using the team’s showers after Washington’s 31-19 home loss to the New York Giants on Sunday.
As a captain, Young played only 34 games in four seasons and struggled to stay on the field due to injuries.
But for eight quarters, Young played like the second-best player he was drafted as with the 49ers, helping Steve Wilks’ defense finish first with 15.7 points per game.
Simply put, Young’s experience with the 49ers was simply excellent.
With San Francisco’s big Thursday Night Football game against the Seattle Seahawks approaching 6-4, Young will look to continue to maintain a healthy relationship with his new team.