What realistic scenarios are the Washington Commanders' new regime facing with the No. 2 overall selection in the 2024 NFL Draft?
Does the hiring of Kliff Kingsbury as the Washington Commanders' new offensive coordinator increase the odds of selecting USC’s Caleb Williams in the 2024 NFL Draft? He served as a senior offensive analyst for the Trojans in 2023 and has an excellent track record with young quarterbacks. There must be something going on here, right?
No. Kingsbury’s hiring does not increase the odds any more than you picking Williams’ jersey No. 13 as your Powerball.
There. Glad I could answer that question.
Of course, that still leaves plenty of other questions unanswered. How will Adam Peters, Dan Quinn, and others involved plan to approach their first-round selection this April? Kingsbury’s arrival certainly doesn’t decrease the chances of a deal involving Williams. That was always a possibility, however remote.
Indeed, Williams’ remaining college eligibility and the prospect of making millions of NIL dollars gives him a degree of leverage never seen before from a likely top pick. To date, there has been no hard evidence that he would refuse to play for the Chicago Bears were they to draft him at No. 1 overall.
There has merely been the type of internet speculation that makes for good water cooler chat. Until there is more evidence, the Bears still hold the cards.
Furthermore, there is no evidence that Williams would want to return to his DC home to launch his professional career. Merely more speculation. So for today, let’s just take a bit of a dive into the three paths the Commanders might pursue with their first-round pick, which comes immediately after the Bears.
Don’t worry, we won’t get too far into the weeds. Only one or two references to the mysterious draft pick value chart, I promise.