3 potential primetime games for the Commanders in 2023
By Dean Jones
Commanders at Broncos
Another team that might be getting plenty of primetime love next season despite struggling in 2022 is the Denver Broncos. The new owners made a whopping splash by convincing Sean Payton to end his brief retirement and become head coach, giving up high-end draft capital to the New Orleans Saints to get the respected offensive mind out of his contract.
This was an absolute stunner and one that can benefit the Broncos enormously. But much will depend on whether or not Payton can work his magic on Russell Wilson, who regressed considerably after his landmark switch from the Seattle Seahawks.
There is enough talent across the Broncos to suggest Payton can thrive. He'll face a stern test at home against the Washington Commanders' stout defensive unit in 2023, which might have enough intrigue attached to make it a primetime game depending on where it lands on the schedule.
The clash will also pit the NFL's two newest owners versus one another if Josh Harris' group gets their $6.05 billion bid for the Commanders approved as expected. That has no bearing on the game itself, but it's another fascinating talking point beforehand if nothing else.
In truth, the Commanders might not be on primetime much - if at all under the new rules. But it would be a major shock if they weren't involved in one or two now that Dan Snyder is out of the picture.
Will it be one of the aforementioned games? Time will tell.