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On the heels of the NFL announcing its 2021 Pro Bowl selections, the good news keeps rolling in for the Washington Football Team. In not much of a surprise, rookie defensive end Chase Young and guard Brandon Scherff have both been named Pro Bowl starters.
Chase becomes the youngest player in Washington history to be selected to the Pro Bowl at 21-years old. He is also the eighth rookie to be named to a Pro Bowl and the first one since Robert Griffin III in 2012.
On top of these accolades, he is the third Pro Bowl defensive rookie in franchise history joining Brian Orakpo (2009) and Pro Football Hall of Famer Paul Krause.
Also known as ‘The Predator,’ Young is having a rookie campaign that should arguably put him in the conversation for Defensive Rookie of the Year. Through Week 15, Young has tallied 5.5 sacks, eight tackles for a loss, eight quarterback hits, three passes defended and a fumble recovery.
In Week 15 against the San Francisco 49ers, Young became the first rookie in NFL history and third player overall to record a sack, two passes defended, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and a fumble return touchdown since the stats were first recorded in 1999. He is by far one of Washington’s most successful first round picks in several years.
For the fourth time in his career, Scherff, who became the first NFL guard in almost ten years to earn a franchise tag in the offseason, has been named starting guard for the NFC. He joins Washington players Trent Williams, Chris Samuels, Len Hauss, Joe Jacoby and Russ Grimm as the only Washington offensive linemen to be selected to the Pro Bowl four or more times.
With COVID-19 still looming, the Pro Bowl will look very different next year. EA SPORTS and the NFL will create a week-long series of matchups featuring celebrities, NFL Legends, current players and streamers playing as the official Pro Bowl rosters in Madden NFL 21. These matchups will culminate in a virtual Pro Bowl game played with 2021 Pro Bowl players facing off within Madden NFL 21.