Which Washington Commanders players are almost guaranteed to hear their names come up in trade rumors during the 2024 offseason?
Changes are happening across the Washington Commanders as expected. Josh Harris parted ways with Ron Rivera. He hired two influential figures to assist with the hiring process. He's already narrowed down the search for a new head of football operations to two men. This thorough, decisive approach is night and day from the way Dan Snyder ran things.
It's an extremely positive start, but a lot of hard work remains. The Commanders need a head coach. They need to plan their pre-draft evaluation strategy. Those in power - whoever they might be - also need to work out contracts with current players and identify free-agent targets capable of taking the franchise forward.
Harris has also proven willing to make trades in or out with his sports franchises if he feels like it can benefit future growth. One of his first power plays since becoming majority partner was approving the decision to part ways with Chase Young and Montez Sweat before the deadline. More could be on the way depending on how the new hires perceive things.
With this in mind, here are three Commanders players whose names are almost guaranteed to be in trade conversations this offseason.
Terry McLaurin - Commanders WR
It was a frustrating season overall for Terry McLaurin. The wide receiver managed to make 1,000 receiving yards for the fourth consecutive campaign, which was a positive. But the veteran pass-catcher made no secret of his desire to be a part of something special heading into his prime.
The Washington Commanders are currently making plans to make McLaurin's dream a reality. If the former third-round selection out of Ohio State likes what he sees, then he'll spearhead the team throughout an exciting new era.
This won't stop McLaurin's name from coming up in trade rumors where wide receiver-needy teams are concerned this offseason. However, the chances of Washington giving up their most productive offensive weapon are remote.