Chase Young has made his presence felt so far during his first game as a 49ers' defender, but none of the plays so far has made as big an impact as the strip sack he dialed up with his former Ohio State (and now San Francisco) teammate Nick Bosa.
The play came early in the second quarter of Week 10's game with the Jacksonville Jaguars starting to move into 49ers territory after three difficult drives to begin the game for quarterback Trevor Lawrence and the rest of the Jacksonville offense.
It was 2nd-and-15 from the 49ers 46-yard-line, and Jacksonville lined up with an empty set with both Young and Bosa lined up on the edge to rush the passer for San Francisco.
This turned out to not be the best plan of attack for the Jaguars, as both pass-rushers beat their respective offensive tackles and met at the quarterback for a sack.
But on the way down, Bosa reached out and grabbed the ball away from Lawrence, who lost control before hitting the ground, creating a turnover for the Niners defense.
The sack was Young's first as a 49er, and he has clearly made a massive difference for this defense so far in his first quarter-plus as a Niner.
If this continues, it feels like San Francisco sending that third-round NFL Draft pick to the Washington Commanders for Young will be a steal. The 49ers defense looks much rejuvenated coming out of the bye week and through the first quarter or so of the game in Jacksonville.