The 49ers went huge sport looking on the NFL commerce deadline, checking in on the supply of Broncos cornerback Pat Surtain II, Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson and then-Commanders defensive finish Montez Sweat, amongst others, sources informed ESPN.
The price of all three gamers finally turned out to be too excessive for the 49ers, who thought that would not have the ability to make a deal to enhance their workforce with simply hours remaining earlier than the 4 p.m. ET deadline on Oct. 31.
The Commanders, nonetheless, lowered their asking worth for defensive finish Chase Young after some groups expressed medical issues about him, in accordance with sources.
Washington initially was looking for second- and fifth-round draft picks in return for Younger, in accordance with sources. However when groups expressed issues about Younger’s medicals, the Commanders dropped the worth to the 49ers, who wound up sending a compensatory third-round choose to Washington for the previous Ohio State star.
The 49ers have been fairly happy with what they noticed from Younger in observe final week and plan to play him “lots” Sunday in his Niners debut towards the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“He has been rocking,” a Niners workforce official informed ESPN.
The 49ers will reunite Younger with former Ohio State teammate Nick Bosa; the 2 spent the 2017 and 2018 seasons collectively in Columbus. It marks the primary time in NFL historical past that two former Defensive Rookies of the 12 months who performed faculty soccer collectively might be teammates within the NFL.
San Francisco boasts as a lot defensive expertise up entrance as any workforce within the league, with 5 defensive linemen — Younger, Bosa, Arik Armstead, Javon Kinlaw and Clelin Ferrell — who have been first-round picks and two others — Drake Jackson and Randy Gregory — who have been second-round picks. The Niners even have defensive deal with Javon Hargrave, who signed a four-year, $84 million final offseason.
However regardless of their depth on the line of defense, the worth to land Younger was one the 49ers couldn’t ignore. Fairly than buying and selling away a number of picks, the Niners merely needed to commerce the compensatory third-round choose that they acquired for shedding Ran Carthon to the Titans and DeMeco Ryans to the Texans.
In return, San Francisco landed the No. 2 general choose from the 2020 draft who’s having the perfect 12 months of his profession after lacking 22 video games the previous two seasons. Younger recorded 5 sacks in seven video games this season with Washington.
Younger, 24, is on an expiring contract, might be an unrestricted free agent after this season and will he depart San Francisco for a profitable deal elsewhere, the 49ers can be eligible to get again one other compensatory draft choose in return.