Chase Young signs rookie contract with Washington
It’s official, Chase Young is a member of the Washington organization.
On Thursday morning, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported that Young signed his rookie contract after being selected by Washington with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. And the former Buckeye will be seeing quite a bit of money after signing on the dotted line.
Young’s rookie contract is a 4-year, $34.56 million deal. He will receive just under $22.7 million in a signing bonus, all of which the former Ohio State star will see up front.
Washington No. 2 overall pick pass-rusher Chase Young has signed his 4-year, $34.56M contract with a $22.697M signing bonus, source said. He receives 100% of his signing bonuses up front. The highest pick yet to sign.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 23, 2020
Young was considered to be the most talented prospect in this year’s draft class and was even thought to be the potential No. 1 overall pick. However, due to Cincinnati’s need for a quarterback, LSU star and Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow was taken with the top selection.
Last season at Ohio State, Young racked up 16.5 sacks, forced 6 fumbles, broke up 3 passes and blocked a kick. He also collected a total of 46 stops, 21 of which were for loss.
Young is a preseason favorite to win the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year Award.