5 free agents the Commanders should aggressively pursue in 2023

(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) Bradley Bozeman
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Which pending free agents should the Washington Commanders aggressively pursue in 2023?

Although the Washington Commanders failed to secure postseason football this season, it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Aside from the complications at quarterback and across the offensive line, there is enough to suggest further strides can be made next season given the talent across the roster.

This makes it essential for Washington to bring in the right pieces. Especially if head coach Ron Rivera wants to avoid the growing speculation about his future with the prospect of a new ownership group coming into the fold before competitive action begins again.

The Commanders can clear a ton of salary-cap space to become significant players in free agency. Any remaining holes after that can be filled via the 2023 NFL Draft, where they have eight selections currently.

It promises to be a fascinating offseason for fans. With this in mind, here are five free agents the Commanders should aggressively pursue in 2023.

Free Agent No. 1

(Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) Andrew Wylie /

Commanders should target Andrew Wylie

  • Offensive Tackle | Kansas City Chiefs

After coming to life for the Kansas City Chiefs during their memorable Super Bowl triumph, Andrew Wylie should get plenty of interest if he hits the market. A starring performance in their win over the Philadelphia Eagles only enhanced his claims versus a stout defensive front.

Finding reinforcements across the offensive line is almost guaranteed. The Washington Commanders got no consistency whatsoever from this group in 2022, so Wiley could be someone they covet depending on the cost.