The Philadelphia Eagles won’t have to worry about competing against Chase Young for the second consecutive season.
According to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the top defender for the Washington Commanders won’t be ready for this week’s Monday Night Football game.
On this day last year, Young’s ACL was torn. On November 2, Washington began using his 21-day practice window, and at first it appeared that he might face the Eagles. But as the week went on, the coaching staff of the Commanders grew more pessimistic about his chances of playing in Philadelphia.
The Eagles should have been expected to win this game even if Young was allowed to participate. With the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft present, though, Washington’s chances of pulling off an upset would have been much better. Of all, even without him, the Commanders still have a defensive front that is fairly talented.
Young hasn’t participated in a game against the Eagles since the 2020 season’s Week 17 regular-season finale, also known as TankGate. Young will also miss both of the battles in 2022 against the Birds after missing both of them in 2021.