Andrew Thomas battling Chase Young in the trenches was supposed to be a hallmark of the Giants-Commanders rivalry for a decade.
Moreover, the two meetings each season and development of both players could be used as a referendum on the value of tanking games for better draft positioning.
Instead, the book is closed earlier than expected because the Commanders traded the free-agent-to-be Young to the 49ers last month, ending the tale of the tape after just three head-to-head matchups over four seasons.
Thomas (knee) might also be missing from Sunday’s game as he is questionable with a knee injury.
“We didn’t even have that many matchups because of different injuries or whatnot,” Thomas told The Post. “But we would chop it up after the game every time we played. You’re always excited to go against good competition. I wish him the best. He’s in a great situation now and … it’s better for us.”
The Giants’ visit to Washington comes against the backdrop of outside chatter that the best-case scenario for the franchise is to lose out the final seven games and be set…
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