4 first-year Commanders players who could be gone in 2023

(Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) Efe Obada
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Which first-year Washington Commanders players could be deemed surplus to requirements before the 2023 season gets underway?

After becoming the only NFC East team to miss out on postseason football, a pivotal offseason awaits the Washington Commanders. One that could determine whether or not they can be taken seriously in 2023.

Looking at the roster leaves more hope than discouragement. Defensively, everything looks relatively sound, so if the quarterback spot gets figured out and help comes on the offensive line, Ron Rivera has a chance to make an instant playoff return.

A lot needs to happen between now and then. Targets must be acquired and the futures of those currently on the team need to be resolved one way or another.

On this topic, here are four first-year Commanders players that could be gone in 2023.

Player No. 1

Washington Commanders
(Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) Chris Paul /

Chris Paul – Commanders OL

This might be a little harsh to Chris Paul considering he was a seventh-round pick and a development project, but the NFL is a ruthless business. Much will depend on what sort of reinforcements the Washington Commanders acquire for their offensive line this offseason, but a quick departure is entirely possible.

At the very least, Paul might be fighting for his roster spot. At worst, the Commanders could cut their losses entirely after just one season with little involvement.