3 free agents Commanders should sign before 2024 mandatory minicamp

The Commanders need more help heading into the 2024 season.
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The Washington Commanders went through a huge roster turnover this offseason. Adam Peters deserves tremendous praise for the way he went about his business during a dramatic first few months as general manager. He'll also be fully aware that this is only the first phase of his long-term plans for progression.

Many are expecting the Commanders to become one of the league's surprise packages next season. Others believe it'll take a bit more time - especially if these wholesale changes cannot mesh together. A select few wonder if head coach Dan Quinn could be firmly on the hot seat if things don't go according to plan.

The truth is somewhere in between. Expecting the Commanders to be in the thick of playoff contention in Year 1 of their vast rebuild is unrealistic. But if the new arrivals hit the ground running and a few more notable additions are acquired, it will serve Quinn in tremendous stead ahead of his second head coaching opportunity.

With this in mind, here are three free agents the Commanders should consider signing before the team's mandatory minicamp in 2024.

Commanders should consider Gabe Jackson

Despite the Washington Commanders revitalizing their offensive line throughout their first recruitment period under Adam Peters, some significant concerns remain. How will the questionable offensive tackle options cope in the face of extreme pressure? Is there enough depth along the interior to cope with injuries when they inevitably arrive?

These questions need the right answers from Peters and his team. The Commanders cannot afford rookie quarterback Jayden Daniels to start poorly thanks to the woeful protection in front of him. If those in power feel like more is needed, they should strike with conviction.

Someone like Gabe Jackson is an interesting depth piece who could accumulate prominent reps with a smooth transition. The veteran interior presence performed well for the Carolina Panthers last season despite being a late arrival. With a full offseason under his belt, there's a good chance he can offer some short-term assistance.