4 Commanders players who desperately need to develop in 2023

(Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) Jamin Davis
(Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) Jamin Davis /
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Which Washington Commanders players desperately need to develop in pursuit of better fortunes in 2023?

Although missing the playoffs was disappointing, writing off the Washington Commanders’ hopes of becoming a contender soon would be foolish. This is a team that has talent across the board with potentially large sums to spend in free agency and eight 2023 NFL Draft selections to cause further excitement among fans.

Couple this with controversial owner Dan Snyder reportedly selling the team in the not-too-distant future, and it’s not hard to see why good times could return. However, it’s important for the Commanders to nail every aspect of their offseason plans given how competitive the NFC East will be next season.

While all the talk centers on new arrivals at this stage, one cannot put into words how important it is for those already on the roster to make the improvements needed during the preparation period. Something that will give Washington another major shot in the arm.

With this in mind, here are four Commanders players who desperately need to develop in 2023.

Player No. 1

(Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports) Sam Cosmi /

Sam Cosmi – Commanders OT

An opportunity could knock for Sam Cosmi entering Year 3 of his professional career. While the offensive tackle’s production has been hit and miss since joining the Washington Commanders, there are enough functional skills to potentially become a starter next season with further refinement.

Washington will likely secure some significant reinforcements across their protection during free agency and the draft. This increases the sense of urgency surrounding Cosmi’s development, which could make or break his career aspirations one way or another.