The Commanders’ two greatest positional strengths in 2022
Football season is fast approaching, and the Washington Commanders‘ inaugural season with their new brand is just weeks away. The Commanders’ roster is in the process of being finalized through preseason and training camp, and now is as good a time as any to take a look at the 2022 projected starters.
Going through the entire Washington roster, looking at positional groupings from best to worst, we will be able to get an idea of what strengths this team should have, as well as potential weaknesses on the roster. I will be breaking this up into two separate articles in order to get a proper deep dive into each position group
A fair prerequisite to this exercise is the notion that coaching and strength of schedule will play a big role in which groups of Commanders players will have success in the upcoming season. Additionally, natural progression/regression will of course take place, and it is very hard to predict injuries. One of the best ways to counteract the possibility of injuries in rankings is to talk about depth, because injuries will happen in football, thus depth is essential to team success.
It may not come as too much of a surprise, but in general, the position groups the Commanders are spending more of their money on in 2022 are the position groups that should be considered their strengths. Here is a look at Washington’s cap space distribution between their positional units in 2022, provided by Spotrac.
I will be breaking down each of these units for the Commanders, except special teams, in terms of how good they are relative to the rest of the team. This is to say that although QB is a far more important position than RB this will not be factored into the rankings. I will also give an opinion on where the unit ranks compared to the rest of the league with 1st being the best and 32nd being the worst. I will be using PFF and their player grading system to help illustrate where the strengths and weaknesses of this team are. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the team’s best positional unit.