3 primary candidates for Commanders contract restructures in 2023

(Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports) Terry McLaurin
(Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports) Terry McLaurin /
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Which Washington Commanders players are prime candidates to have their contracts restructured at some stage during the 2023 offseason?

The 2023 offseason is officially upon us and it promises to be another dramatic one where the Washington Commanders are concerned. Some crucial decisions await those in power, with the prospect of Dan Snyder selling the team something else that could have huge ramifications for good or bad.

Narrowly missing out on a second-straight playoff appearance was a blow, but there is enough to suggest the Commanders can go one better next time around if the right acquisitions are made. And there is a chance for Washington to kick their financial can down the road to become big players in free agency should they wish.

Releasing quarterback Carson Wentz is obviously the biggest domino. But the Commanders have other avenues to improve flexibility heading into a crucial season for head coach Ron Rivera.

With this in mind, here are three Commanders players who are primary candidates for contract restructures in 2023.

Player No. 1

(Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports) Logan Thomas /

Logan Thomas – Commanders TE

  • Cap saving – $2.7 million

While Logan Thomas became a relative afterthought in the Washington Commanders’ offensive scheme under Scott Turner, a fresh set of ideas should see the player get back to his old self next season. However, the likelihood of further reinforcements at the tight-end position cannot be ignored, either.

Restructuring Thomas’ contract is set to save the Commanders $2.7 million to better spend elsewhere. Whether it’s something they’ll consider with a player that might be surplus to requirements is another matter.