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49ers DE Chase Young declines to take shot at Commanders

The Washington Commanders traded defensive end Chase Young to the San Francisco 49ers on Oct. 31, signaling a disappointing end to his three-and-a-half seasons in Washington.

When Young first spoke after the trade, he took what some believed were shots at Washington, discussing San Francisco’s culture.

While Young didn’t put up big numbers for the 49ers in his free-agency year, his presence opened things up for Nick Bosa. Young’s former teammates were happy to see him when the 49ers traveled to FedEx Field in Week 17.

Since the end of the season, a lot has changed. Head coach Ron Rivera was fired. The Commanders hired Adam Peters away from the 49ers to serve as general manager and, last week, hired Dan Quinn to replace Rivera.

Of course, Young is occupied this week. The 49ers play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in Super Bowl LVIII. With all the media in Las Vegas for the Super Bowl, you just knew Young would be asked about Washington.

How would he respond?

Young was first asked if he could have imagined he would be at the Super Bowl at the beginning of the season. From there, the talk turned to the Commanders.

“How are the 49ers different from the Commanders organizationally?” Young was asked.

“I ain’t even going to get into that question,” Young answered.

Good for Young. He handled this question perfectly. What’s the point of slinging mud now? Young has a chance to win a Super Bowl ring, while Washington is set to pick No. 2 in the 2024 NFL draft.

Things didn’t work out for Young in Washington. Wisely, though, both sides appear to have moved on.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire