What remaining moves would cement a perfect 2023 offseason for the Washington Commanders?
It has been anything but dull where the Washington Commanders are concerned this offseason. One headline after another seems to have enveloped the organization for good or bad, but things are looking quite promising from the football side of things despite little in the way of financial resources at the team’s disposal.
Obviously, it’s going to be difficult for the Commanders in 2023. They have no idea whether or not Sam Howell can evolve into a productive quarterback, which could go either way considering how inexperienced the former fifth-round selection is within a competitive NFL setting.
This is the one doubt separating the Commanders and others within the NFC East. Head coach Ron Rivera might be betting his job on Howell, but Washington does possess a decent contingency plan in the form of Jacoby Brissett if his production with the Cleveland Browns last season is any indication.
Without further ado, here are four moves that would cement a perfect 2023 offseason for the Commanders.
Move No. 1
Commanders draft a shutdown CB
Picking up Cameron Dantzler Sr. off the waiver wire could be a tremendous bit of business by the Washington Commanders. The cornerback showed real promise over the first two years as a pro, but a downturn in consistency left him surplus to requirements on the Minnesota Vikings just before the free-agent frenzy began.
If Dantzler returns to his 2021 form, the Commanders have a player on their hands. But this should not alter their desire to find a shutdown cornerback from an exceptional 2023 NFL Draft class at the top end.
This looks to be the missing part of the defensive puzzle. Everything else is seemingly in place, so a corner with lockdown capabilities might be enough for Jack Del Rio’s group to become the league’s best.