What are some burning questions that the Washington Commanders offense must answer during their upcoming training camp?
It won't be much longer before the pads start clapping and preparations ramp up for the Washington Commanders at training camp. Before then, there is the small matter of Josh Harris' ownership group officially taking over from Dan Snyder once their $6.05 billion purchase gets the NFL's green light on July 20.
This is an exciting time for everyone associated with the franchise. Where once there was nothing but pessimism, hope is rising from the ashes and hopefully, this can provide the energy needed for a strong camp en route to a prosperous 2023 season.
Of course, nothing is guaranteed. The Commanders face a tough schedule and won't have things anything like their own way in the NFC East, so even the slightest wrong moves are likely to come with grave consequences.
Looking ahead to what promises to be a fascinating few weeks in Ashburn, here are three burning questions the Commanders' offense must answer at camp in 2023.
How much has Commanders OL improved?
Eric Bieniemy took a calculated risk by leaving the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs in pursuit of enhancing his own career prospects with the Washington Commanders. But there are some mitigating factors in play that could jeopardize the team's chances of genuine development on offense.
One of the biggest potential complications centers on the offensive line. It's been given a necessary revamp throughout the offseason, but whether this new-look group can become a cohesive unit throughout camp remains to be seen.
Charles Leno Jr., Saahdiq Charles, Nick Gates, Sam Cosmi, and Andrew Wylie are the projected starting five. They'll get a crash course in the coming weeks from Washington's exceptional defensive front, so it'll be interesting to witness how well they cope and grow as camp progresses.