3 overlooked questions preventing Commanders growth in 2024

It'll take more than just a quarterback...

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What overlooked questions could potentially stand in the way of progress for the Washington Commanders in 2024?

Even if the Washington Commanders end up hitting on their franchise quarterback at No. 2 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft, that does not mean this roster is complete. Far from it, actually.

With all of the changes that have come in recent weeks, it's easy to get lost in the sauce. However, the reality of the Commanders' situation is they are likely a lot further away from the success the organization desires than many seem to think.

The biggest potential complication centers on offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury and whether he is the right man to nurture improvements on this side of the football. After all, ideas are floating out there about his teams declining in the second halves of seasons. The experienced play-caller not being able to adjust on the fly is another troubling element to this equation that cannot be overlooked.

There are a lot more potential downfalls than people are raising due to the recent uptick in optimism. Let it not discourage the Commanders, but instead acknowledge these potential pitfalls to make sure all the necessary boxes are ticked heading into the 2024 campaign.

With this in mind, here are three overlooked questions that could jeopardize Washington's chances of turning things around in 2024.

Is Kliff Kingsbury the man?

Despite his deep voice, calculated persona, and confident demeanor, Kliff Kingsbury hasn't achieved a great amount of success anywhere he's been. Just because the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Caleb Williams have raved about him, doesn't mean that the Washington Commanders offensive coordinator is an exceptional coach.

After all, a lot of Ron Rivera's players did the same, and look how that turned out.

In his four years with the Arizona Cardinals, Kingsbury finished with a 28-37-1 record. That's understandable. Winning in such an absurdly difficult hierarchy as the NFL has to be a lot more difficult.

Will Kingsbury fit the Dan Quinn mold? After all, he is neither Mike McDaniel nor Kyle Shanahan as regards being an offensive genius. So the pressure is on to implement his ethos effectively this offseason.