5 realistic goals for the Washington Commanders in 2023 free agency

(Ray Acevedo-USA TODAY Sports) Ron Rivera
(Ray Acevedo-USA TODAY Sports) Ron Rivera /
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What are some realistic goals that look attainable for the Washington Commanders during the upcoming 2023 free agency period?

Excitement is building among fans as the annual free-agent frenzy gets underway next week. The legal tampering period is a chance for teams to identify targets and secure signatures before the new league year starts, which is a busy time and one that brings fascination where the Washington Commanders are concerned.

The Commanders have a lot of talent. Eric Bieniemy’s arrival should see the offense catch up with the defensive side of things, but it’s vital the right reinforcements are attained through the veteran pool and from their eight 2023 NFL Draft selections to boost hopes of a playoff return.

With the ownership race gathering speed recently, there is enormous pressure on influential figures within the organization to get things right. Anything less could see some seats become increasingly warm before competitive action begins.

Looking at the current state of affairs, here are five realistic goals the Commanders should set their sights on when free agency gets underway.

Realistic Goal No. 1

(Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports) Cole Holcomb /

Commanders must extend Cole Holcomb

Ron Rivera has already stated his desire to bring Cole Holcomb back. The linebacker made some notable improvements in 2022 before going to injured/reserve, so this looks like a simple decision that won’t cost the earth.

Providing there are no further complications on the health front, Holcomb should have a part to play next season. Although the Washington Commanders will also bolster their linebacking options before OTAs arrive.