4 ambitious free-agent signings the Commanders could make in 2023

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Commanders could sign Orlando Brown Jr.

  • Offensive Tackle | Kansas City Chiefs

The Washington Commanders could have a completely reworked offensive line when competitive action arrives in 2023. Something that would be welcome news considering how lackluster the unit became almost from start to finish last time around.

Again, adding via the draft is going to happen at some stage. But the recent developments surrounding Orlando Brown Jr. and the Kansas City Chiefs should have the Commanders on high alert.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Chiefs are not expected to franchise tag Brown. While there is hope a new deal can be agreed upon before free agency, time is of the essence and if he does hit the market, Washington should be on the phone immediately.

Brown is exactly what the Commanders are looking for. A premier blindside protector with the versatility to play either tackle position with ease.

His previous working relationship with Eric Bieniemy is something else working in Washington’s favor. Signing Brown won’t be cheap, but the Commanders have yet to fill the gaping void left by Trent Williams effectively and it’s cost them.

According to Spotrac, the former first-round pick is set to command an annual salary of $22.4 million on a five-year, $112.14 million deal. This is a whopping sum, but it would finally provide the Commanders with an assured edge presence for Sam Howell or someone else to depend on.