Chase Young needed just a few plays to notch the first quarterback hit of his preseason career.
The 2020 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year wasted little time getting into the backfield in his preseason debut against the Patriots on Thursday night. After beating tackle Isaiah Wynn, he put a punishing hit on Cam Newton on New England’s third offensive snap of the game.
A look at Young’s big play:
At first glance, it looked as if Young had made a strip sack and forced a fumble. The officials ruled the play an incomplete pass, so Young was credited with a QB hit and pressure instead.
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Nonetheless, Young’s play captured the attention of NFL fans and media personalities on Twitter. They were in awe of how quickly he made an impact for Washington and noted that the offensive lineman he beat, Wynn, is no slouch.
Isaiah Wynn is very good and Chase Young just inhaled him like a french fry.
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) August 12, 2021
Chase Young. Man oh man.
We don’t need to see anymore.
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) August 12, 2021
Chase Young can now go on ice until Week 1. All good for me with 99
— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) August 12, 2021
Chase Young….yea that boy ready!
— Damien Woody (@damienwoody) August 12, 2021
Remember when everyone was worried about how Chase Young would look back in June after not attending OTAs?
Good times, good times
— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) August 12, 2021
Chase Young – Preseason, reg season, post season.. don’t matter.. playmaker
— Jamual (@LetMualTellit) August 12, 2021
Isaiah Wynn has had an outstanding camp; Chase Young just sonned him on his opening series.
99 is different, folks.
— Ryan Fowler (@FowlerRyan1) August 12, 2021
Chase Young – NFL Sack Leader in 2021.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) August 12, 2021
With all that buzz, it’s no wonder that Young is among the favorites to lead the NFL in sacks. Young has the fourth-shortest odds at +1200, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.