Ron Rivera says Chase Young understands why the Washington Commanders failed to pick up his fifth-year option.

The defensive end was eligible for an extension that would have paid him $17.452 million. 

Rivera said earlier this offseason that he wondered whether not picking it up would motivate Young, the No. 2 pick in the 2020 draft. Young suffered a torn right ACL and a ruptured patellar tendon in 2021.

"He gets it, he understands," Rivera said of the fifth-year option. "He'll come in and give everything he's got."