Chase Young destroys Joe Burrow with massive hit, forces fumble in battle of top draft picks
Washington Football Team’s Chase Young was playing with a chip on his shoulder on Sunday. A shoulder that, as it turns out, Young ended up using to create a fumble.
The former Ohio State defensive end came up with a big second quarter play, hitting Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow. Young, taken second overall in April’s NFL Draft, did some damage to Burrow, who was taken one pick before the pass rusher as the consensus top pick.
With 11:59 left in the second quarter, Young stopped what looked certain to be points for the Bengals. Burrow did a nice job of evading edge pressure, scanning the field and deciding to take off. For all intents and purposes, it was the right decision.
So much so that it looked like Burrow was set for the end zone and then…Young appeared, seemingly out of nowhere, lowered his shoulder and hit his former teammate with the Buckeyes.
JOE BURROW MEET CHASE YOUNG
— PFF (@PFF) November 22, 2020
Chase Young LIT UP Joe Burrow to keep him out of the end zone 😲
— ESPN (@espn) November 22, 2020
(Burrow transferred from Ohio State to LSU and led the program to the national championship last year).
In the process of delivering his jarring hit, Young created a highlight play and, more importantly, a goal line fumble. Washington would recover the ball.
Young has heard increasing banter this week that he is a bust, a laughable notion given his impact in key moments like this. Through eight games, he has eight tackles and 3.5 sacks.
As well as a play that will answer a lot of the critics out there about his performance this rookie season.