3 Commanders who deserve another look under the new regime in 2024

These Commanders players are worth staying the course with as big changes loom.

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Jahan Dotson - Commanders WR

Many expected Jahan Dotson to enjoy a breakout season in 2023. He demonstrated the qualities normally associated with highly productive wide receivers around the league during an eye-catching rookie campaign. For one reason or another, it's not come together as most had hoped.

Dotson's been a non-factor in the passing game considering the offseason expectations on his shoulders. The former first-round pick has accumulated 45 receptions from 75 targets for 470 receiving yards and four touchdowns during his sophomore year in the NFL. Not exactly exceptional numbers within such a pass-heavy offense.

The Penn State product has undoubted qualities. There's just something missing right now. This is preventing Dotson from hitting his stride consistently en route to becoming a genuine No. 2 option alongside veteran Pro Bowler Terry McLaurin.

A new coaching regime would be wise to keep Dotson as an integral part of the Washington Commanders' game plan offensively. Curtis Samuel is out of contract. Dyami Brown is a cut candidate. Others with expiring deals might not survive such wholesale changes once the inevitable is confirmed.

Regardless of who's appointed, Dotson deserves another chance to become one of the team's alphas in 2024. The wideout has game-changing capabilities that aren't being used effectively. That must change moving forward to get this offense to heights not seen for some time.