3 offseason moves from NFC East rivals that should terrify Commanders fans

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Saquon Barkley

Saquon Barkley landed on our list of NFC East moves that Washington Commanders fans can laugh at. There is also a flip side to this coin that warrants further investigation.

Barkley took a leap of faith by leaving the New York Giants, who were always reluctant to pay him the going rate. His move to a division rival stung fans who adored the player throughout his time in the Meadowlands. Aside from the money he received, this is also a tremendous landing spot.

This will be the best offensive line Barkley's ever worked behind. He's also got a legitimate dual-threat quarterback alongside him in the backfield and outside pass-catchers that make it difficult to key in on the run game consistently. This wasn't the case in New York.

Teams could easily stack the box with no genuine difference-makers in the passing game. Barkley was overworked as a result, but the Philadelphia Eagles should find ways to keep him fresh and impactful within a more balanced offensive system.

The Commanders should be concerned about what Barkley could bring to Philadelphia's ground game. That said, they did a fantastic job of bolstering their linebacking corps with the arrivals of Frankie Luvu and Bobby Wagner. These additions - coupled with the signing of Jeremy Chinn as a safety/linebacker hybrid - should ensure their run defense improves dramatically under Dan Quinn next time around.