3 exciting traits Frankie Luvu brings to the Commanders

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What exciting traits could ferocious linebacker Frankie Luvu bring to the Washington Commanders after reportedly agreeing to join the franchise?

Finding playmakers at the defensive second level became a lost art under previous head coach Ron Rivera. After acting swiftly to secure the services of Frankie Luvu, it's a mistake general manager Adam Peters wasn't going to make.

Luvu spurned the chance to stay with the Carolina Panthers in favor of joining the Washington Commanders. He's reportedly excited about the prospect of taking his game to new heights within Dan Quinn and Joe Whitt Jr.'s defensive scheme. Of all the signings made by Peters during a frenzied period of activity up to now, this comes with the most intrigue attached.

The former undrafted free agent rose from a special teams ace to an integral part of Carolina's defense. Luvu is in his prime and the contract cost isn't exactly breaking the bank. It would be a surprise if this didn't end up being a shrewd piece of business by Peters as part of his ambitious plans to take the Commanders into a prosperous new era.

After watching Luvu a lot over the last three years, here are three exciting traits he'll bring to the Commanders.

Frankie Luvu brings energy

There's no doubt Frankie Luvu is going to become a fan favorite. His on-field energy is matched by a charismatic personality away from the gridiron. He quickly became the beating heart of Carolina's defense and should have a similar impact with the Washington Commanders.

Luvu plays with an infectious enthusiasm that's hard not to love. There aren't many plays where he isn't around the football. He's got exceptional instincts and is relentless in pursuit. This is matched by a willingness to lay punishing hits on ball carriers for good measure.

The player's energy will breath of fresh air to a Commanders' defense that lacked motivation and inspiration last season. Luvu holds himself and his teammates to high standards. More importantly, he always backs it up with high-level consistency no matter the opposition.