The Washington Football Team’s Chase Young was already the odds-on favorite to win the 2020 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award, and he’s significantly boosting that résumé with his performance against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

In the first quarter, Young dropped back into coverage, before charging into the backfield and sacking 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens on 3rd-an-2. This is an incredible play:

Later, he nearly sacked Mullens again, but at least disrupted the quarterback and forced an incomplete shovel pass.

And the rookie defensive end really capped off his first half performance with a 47-yard touchdown on a fumble return. Check out Young’s scoop-and-score for his first NFL touchdown:

You can see why Washington was thrilled to get Young with the second overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. The Ohio State product would be massively valuable on his pass-rushing ability alone, but he can do much more than that- and should be one of the best defensive players in football for a long time.

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