4 free-agent offensive tackles the Commanders could sign in 2023

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Which free-agent offensive tackles should the Washington Commanders seriously consider signing in 2023?

If the Washington Commanders want to stand any chance of dethroning the Philadelphia Eagles atop the NFC East in 2023, they must upgrade the offensive line. Anything else would be malpractice and severely hinder their chances of legitimate progression next season.

The Commanders should have this as their highest priority. Something that bears more significance with Eric Bieniemy’s arrival and the chance Sam Howell has to win the starting quarterback job in Year 2 of his professional career.

Despite the presence of players like Sam Cosmi and Charles Leno Jr., Washington needs extra assistance on the edge. Finding a college prospect with immediate upside is an option, but free agency could have some highly-productive, proven veterans more than capable of shifting the needle.

With this in mind, here are four free-agent offensive tackles the Commanders could sign in the coming days.

Offensive Tackle No. 1

(Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) Jawaan Taylor /

Commanders could sign Jawaan Taylor

After the Jacksonville Jaguars opted to use their franchise tag on Evan Engram, the status of Jawaan Taylor was thrown into doubt. His production last season could generate substantial interest in the free-agent market, with a recent report from Jeremy Fowler of ESPN stating that the lineman could command somewhere in the $17-18 million range.

The Washington Commanders need to move some money around to make this viable. But the benefits of acquiring Taylor are pretty obvious.