3 primary candidates for Commanders contract restructures in 2023

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Terry McLaurin – Commanders WR

  • Cap saving – $2.62 million

While restructuring Terry McLaurin only gets the Washington Commanders an extra $2.62 million in cap space, the length of his recently signed deal makes this a viable option. Something the wide receiver would no doubt be on board with if it means getting in the right reinforcements this offseason.

McLaurin enjoyed another outstanding campaign in 2022. Something that was even more impressive thanks to the quarterback carousel that held the Commanders back almost constantly.

The former Ohio State standout brought in 77 receptions from 120 targets for 1,191 receiving yards and five touchdowns. More importantly, McLaurin continues to emerge as a true locker room leader and someone other players naturally gravitate towards.

Washington will no doubt seek ways to improve their offense under a new coordinator next season. Strengthening the offensive line and acquiring another consistent pass-catcher could take the Commanders to new heights if quarterback Sam Howell also makes the necessary improvements.

McLaurin’s contribution will also play a leading role in any success that comes Washington’s way next season. Freeing up money to maximize his capabilities entering the player’s prime years can only mean good things for the Commanders’ short-term aspirations.

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