Commanders News: Dan Snyder, Ron Rivera, Robert Griffin III and QB pick
By Dean Jones
Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as the fanbase continues to revel in Dan Snyder’s decision to finally sell the team?
It’s been a weekend of celebration for every Washington Commanders fan after Dan Snyder finally agreed to accept a $6.05 billion offer from the group led by Josh Harris. Something that’s come with relief and jubilation in equal measure following more than two decades of misery.
The news cycle keeps churning regardless as plenty of hangovers are nursed around the D.C. area after some well-deserved beverages to mark the dawning of a new era. Among the recent stories include a shock quarterback pick at No. 16, Dan Snyder’s stubbornness, Robert Griffin III on the sale impact on players, and head coach Ron Rivera’s relief that the ownership saga is almost at an end.
Let’s delve into each topic in more detail.
Story No. 1
Shock QB mocked to Commanders
The Washington Commanders are seemingly comfortable with their quarterback tandem of Sam Howell and Jacoby Brissett heading into the 2023 campaign. However, there have been one or two mock drafts in recent days that have the team taking Anthony Richardson at No. 16 overall.
Sports Illustrated’s Bo Marchionte was the latest to mock the former Florida star to the Commanders. This is the definition of a feast-or-famine move, but one that cannot be dismissed if the prospect is available considering the need for new ownership to make a big splash.
"“Richardson’s ideal size and immense athleticism tantalize the possibilities of his greatness. Washington signed journeyman quarterback Jacoby Brissett after the start of free agency and has a limited sample size of last year’s fifth round pick Sam Howell. Assistant head coach and offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy will have an opportunity to mold one hell of a freakishly gifted prospect.”"
It would be a bombshell if Richardson made it this far down the pecking order, in all honesty. However, it might be a gamble worth taking for the Commanders in pursuit of getting themselves a franchise signal-caller at long last.