4 thinnest Commanders position groups heading into 2023 offseason

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Commanders are thin at QB

Sam Howell looks set to become Washington Commanders’ starting quarterback based on the early offseason signs. This is positive news if the North Carolina product meshes with Eric Bieniemy, but that doesn’t detract from the room overall being extremely thin heading into the offseason.

Releasing Carson Wentz to save $26.17 million is a foregone conclusion. Taylor Heinicke is out of contract, with Jake Fromm the only other option Washington has right now.

This is not the best position, but it is fixable. The Commanders can bring in another veteran via free agency or turn their attention to an option via the 2023 NFL Draft for further competition.

Of course, this situation becomes more urgent if Bieniemy doesn’t like what he sees from Howell over OTAs. But the Commanders have gone through some significant quarterback upheaval in recent years, so finding a long-term solution and sticking to it is the only way this once-proud is going to become an NFL heavyweight once again.

In an ideal world, Howell and Bieniemy hit it off and the former fifth-round selection thrives under his tutelage. But it would be foolish if the coaching staff didn’t form some sort of contingency plan if everything doesn’t go according to the script.

Something the Commanders just don’t have on their roster currently.

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