3 reasons to be excited about the Washington Commanders in 2023

It's time to get excited about Washington Commanders football again.

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After one of the most turbulent and dramatic offseasons in recent memory, it's time to finally get excited about the Washington Commanders in 2023.

It'll be nice for the Washington Commanders and their long-suffering fanbase to finally begin focusing on football again. Players will start reporting for training camp in the coming days, which is the last and most important phase of the preparation period before they take the field in Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals.

The pressure is on to make serious strides next season. Many within the Commanders are nervously looking over their shoulders for obvious reasons, so anything less than an improved record and high morale across the franchise could lead to some big-time changes when the upcoming campaign concludes.

Things won't be easy with a tough-looking schedule and a highly-competitive division to overcome. But anyone sleeping on the Commanders is doing so at their peril if everything finally clicks for this once-proud organization.

To be more specific, here are three reasons why fans should be excited about the Commanders in 2023.

Commanders have Eric Bieniemy

It was a modest recruitment phase on the player side as the Washington Commanders navigated their ownership flux. However, the acquisition of Eric Bieniemy could be more important than any addition to the roster when it's all said and done.

Bieniemy is ready to maximize this outstanding opportunity to control an offense for the first time. There will be no Andy Reid micromanaging in Washington - Ron Rivera is going to give his new play-caller newfound freedom to flourish and run the operation as he sees fit in pursuit of progression.

His presence and enthusiasm have been a breath of fresh air since joining the Commanders. More importantly, Bieniemy has raised standards, increased accountability, and has the entire offense believing that he can take them places they've never been before.

If that's not enough to get fans excited, I don't know what is.