Chase Young has a new addition to his jersey: A big “C.”
The Washington Football Team named Young a captain this week before the team’s crucial game against the Carolina Panthers.
Young will replace Dwayne Haskins as a team captain. The second-year quarterback lost his captaincy after he broke COVID-19 protocols last Sunday after the team’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Haskins was seen partying without a mask.
This is a big week for the No. 2 overall pick from 2020 who was named to the NFC’s Pro Bowl roster in his first NFL season.
Young has revitalized Washington’s defense, which has them in a position to clinch a playoff berth despite continued struggles on offense.
In 13 games for Washington during his rookie season, Young has tallied 38 tackles, 5.5 sacks, three pass deflections, eight tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and a touchdown.
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