4 Commanders players who need a monster offseason in 2023
By Dean Jones
Which Washington Commanders players need a monster offseason in pursuit of increasing their influence during the 2023 campaign?
The stakes could not be any higher for the Washington Commanders in 2023. Ron Rivera has some enormous pressure on his shoulders entering Year 3 of his tenure, with the potential ownership change leaving plenty of unknowns as preparations for the new campaign gather pace in the coming weeks.
Eric Bieniemy’s arrival comes with intrigue and increased expectations in equal measure. The Commanders can get themselves in a strong financial position by releasing Carson Wentz and maneuvering certain contracts to their benefit, but those in power must maximize the resources at their disposal in pursuit of an instant postseason return.
Those currently on the roster must fight hard to develop throughout the spring and summer months. Otherwise, they could see their respective roles diminish or be cast aside entirely.
With this in mind, here are four Commanders players that need to have a monster offseason in 2023.
Player No. 1
Saahdiq Charles – Commanders OL
There was hope Saahdiq Charles could finally start putting his impressive physical attributes together more consistently in 2022. That didn’t come to pass, with the offensive lineman featuring in just 290 snaps on offense and failing to meet the necessary requirements.
Considering the potential of further reinforcements for the protection arriving via free agency or the 2023 NFL Draft, the onus is on Charles to make the necessary improvements. Anything less could see his status with the Washington Commanders hanging by a thread.