New Saints DE Chase Young will have neck surgery.

The news that the Saints had signed pass rusher Chase Young to a one-year deal surfaced on Monday. A medical operation that Young will have to undergo was announced on Tuesday.

According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, defensive end Chase Young of the New Orleans Saints will soon have surgery on his neck. According to Rapoport, Young is expected to be fully prepared for the September 2024 regular season debut if his recovery goes according to plan.

The 24-year-old Young has joined his third team since Halloween, and he has inked a $13 million contract for the year 2024. On the same day, he was transferred by the Washington Commanders to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a third-round pick in 2024.

While playing for the Niners as a substitute in nine games during the regular season, Young recorded 2.5 of his 7.5 sacks. He started all three of the 49ers' playoff games and recorded a sack in Super Bowl LVIII, which they lost to the Chiefs.

With 7.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, three recoveries, and one touchdown run in 2020 for Washington, the former No. 2 overall pick was voted AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Due to a ruptured right ACL and a patellar tendon that took longer to heal than anticipated, Young missed significant time in 2021 and 2022, and he finished the regular season with just nine sacks in 28 games.

The new contract isn't a "prove it" agreement, according to Young, who expressed his gratitude for the chance to start over with a new team on Monday in an interview with the Saints' official website. "Really not excited to prove anything to anybody," he added. I'm just going to show up and give it my all as Chase Young.

While injuries did make some things more difficult, everything is OK now. It's not about the destination, but rather the process. I am aware of my abilities. I am a man of God; opportunities to prove it are still coming my way. Well, I've arrived.

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