3 reasons the Jacksonville Jaguars should trade for Chase Young, 2 they shouldn't

• The Jaguars tried to acquire Danielle Hunter in the offseason

• They still need pass rush help

• Here's why they should go after Chase Young

Oct 15, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Washington Commanders defensive end Chase Young (99).
Oct 15, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Washington Commanders defensive end Chase Young (99). / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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No. 2 reason the Jacksonville Jaguars shouldn't acquire Chase Young

The Jacksonville Jaguars will soon get DaVon Hamilton back

The Jacksonville Jaguars had several chances to bolster the pass rush in the offseason but opted not to. They showed interest in signing Yannick Ngakoue before the draft but ultimately opted not to. They later brought in defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and Calais Campbell for a visit but both left without a deal.

One reason the Jags might've passed up the chance to pursue any of these pass rushers, along with Frank Clark and Leonard Floyd, is that they had just signed defensive end DaVon Hamilton to a three-year deal worth $34 million in April. The team's brass expected "Ham" to have a breakout season and he had an outstanding training camp. However, he suffered a non-football injury in the preseason that forced Jacksonville to place him on the Injured Reserve list before the season started.

Hamilton's window to return from IR was activated early in October and he's been a full participant in practice the last two weeks. He says he feels great to be back and is only waiting for the coaching staff to give him the green light.

Having played defensive tackle in previous seasons, Hamilton switched to defensive end in training camp. For the time being, Jeremiah Ledbetter, Adam Gotsis, and Angelo Blackson have done a solid job of filling in for Hamilton, but he's the best of the bunch and will give both the pass rush and run defense a boost.

For that reason, his incoming return could make a potential trade for Chase Young (or any other pass rusher) unnecessary.