Commanders trade offer No. 2
Adam Peters is a shrewd front-office operator. He's been part of championship organizations before. His sterling work behind the scenes played a significant part in the San Francisco 49ers reaching another Super Bowl this season. If he decides going up for quarterback Caleb Williams is the best thing for this franchise's future, the general manager should be trusted.
One thing that could complicate matters is Peters' intent to build through the draft and supplement through free agency. Parting ways with the capital accumulated is a risk. But as stated previously, there needs to be a consensus belief that Williams is the genuine franchise-caliber quarterback capable of getting the Washington Commanders back to prominence.
Could the Commanders accomplish this trade without giving up their first-round selection next year? It does seem unlikely all things considered, but Peters has enough high-end capital to make the Chicago Bears think twice.
Offering the first-round swap in 2023, both of Washington's second-rounders - one of which was Chicago's originally after the Montez Sweat trade - and a third-rounder in 2025 would provoke a discussion if the Bears began taking calls. Whether it's enough remains to be seen.
The Commanders have a lot of holes to fill after another underwhelming campaign. Giving up so much is a gamble, but the rewards would be substantial if Williams reaches the lofty expectations projected.