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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Commanders are under new ownership

There is just one day remaining before the Washington Commanders' association with Dan Snyder ends once and for all. Despite some late rumored stumbling blocks threatening to hold things up, everything is proceeding on course as NFL owners get set to meet and formally approve the franchise's $6.05 billion sale on July 20.

The scenes of jubilation and celebration will be widespread when the news becomes official tomorrow. Based on how much misery Snyder inflicted on the Commanders throughout his torrid 24-year reign, they are going to last for some time.

While this might not have much bearing on what transpires on the field given its timing, the presence of Josh Harris' ownership group alone could be enough to raise urgency in pursuit of avoiding any changes. It should also allow a few lingering issues on the playing side to be resolved with extra financial flexibility.

This, above all else, is a reason to be excited about the Commanders in 2023. Harris and his team of investors have a grand plan in place that centers on restoring the franchise to its community roots, getting fans onside, becoming more personable, and forming a long-term plan for a new stadium at a venue to be determined.

Snyder set the bar as low as almost any NFL owner in history. Light at the end of the tunnel has been reached, which is the first stage of what will hopefully be a prosperous future for the Commanders.