4 pressing priorities for new Commanders owners after Dan Snyder sells

(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Josh Harris
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What are some immediate pressing priorities for the new Washington Commanders’ ownership group led by Josh Harris once the sale is confirmed?

After months of speculation, the Washington Commanders could be days away from falling into different hands. Dan Snyder has agreed in principle to sell the team at long last, with the ownership group led by Josh Harris winning the race right now thanks to a fully financed $6.05 billion offer.

While this isn’t exclusive, it’s the clearest sign yet that this is the direction Washington’s new era will go. The news sparked jubilant scenes among the fanbase and across the media, which formally puts an end to Snyder’s disastrous reign spanning more than two decades.

Considering how things went under Snyder – who managed just two playoff wins in 23 years – Harris and others within the group including Magic Johnson and Mitchell Rales have a significant amount of work on their hands. And it could take some time before the Commanders officially become a true NFL powerhouse once again.

With this in mind, here are four pressing priorities for Washington’s new owners once the sale is approved by the league.

Pressing Priority No. 1

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Form a concise vision for Commanders

After years of watching the Washington Commanders fall off the league’s top table and descend into a laughing stock, Josh Harris and his team must form and announce a clear, concise long-term vision for the franchise. Something that can see this once-proud organization return to prominence.

Fans are clearly excited about this new era with a group that has experience running successful sports franchises. But after so much failure and false promises under Dan Snyder, it’s important for Harris to leave a strong impression right out of the gate.