Pro Football Talk is reporting that Chicago Bears' outside linebacker Willie Young has requested a trade.
PFT claims that after the Bears moved Jared Allen to the Carolina Panthers 6 days ago, Young asked to be traded. Young racked up a career high 10 sacks playing defensive end last year on Chicago's 4-3 defense before suffering an injury to his Achilles tendon.
In three games as an OLB this year (he was a healthy scratch during week 3), not only does Young have no sacks, but he only has 2 total tackles.
The coaching overhaul after the disastrous 5 win 2014 season led to Young switching to 3-4 outside linebacker in Vic Fangio's scheme. Last year's injury slowed Young's transition to his new position and he hasn't looked comfortable playing from a 2 point stance after 5 years in a 4-3 defense.
Our very own Sam Householder had a great line via Twiter upon hearing of Young's request.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I doubt Willie Young had to be asked to be traded. Like Pace doesn't know he isn't a fit. Pace probably said "I'm trying to." When he asked</p>— Sam Householder (@SamHouseholder) <a href="https://twitter.com/SamHouseholder/status/650847430011850752">October 5, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Bears GM Ryan Pace has to be open to moving Young and if any team is willing to offer up a 6th round pick or better for him, a deal will probably be made.