3 dangerous NFC East newcomers Commanders must worry about in 2023

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Commanders must worry about Darren Waller

The New York Giants had some questions to answer this offseason after far exceeding expectations during the previous campaign. Fortunately for the organization, they managed to tie down quarterback Daniel Jones long-term and also retained Saquon Barkey for next season at least to further enhance their chances.

Brian Daboll also has yet another dynamic weapon to utilize next season after the Giants traded for Darren Waller. The tight end has endured injury problems in recent years, but there’s no doubting his credentials as one of the NFL’s most explosive pass-catchers at the position when in the mood.

Waller brings a different element to this offense. He creates mismatches at will and is a significant threat both across the middle and in the red zone, which could be enough for Jones to reach new heights under center after getting a lucrative contract extension.

This is a problem the Washington Commanders must take extremely seriously. When someone like Waller is fit, there’s not a lot any defense can do to stop him, so Jack Del Rio has his work cut out given the team’s lack of coverage capabilities at the linebacker spot.

Again, expect reinforcements to arrive via the 2023 NFL Draft. But if the Commanders want to acquire another veteran or two, then those in power must move some money around with just $2.95 million in available salary-cap space currently.

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