4 bold trades Commanders GM Adam Peters could consider in 2024

The Commanders have a lot of hard work ahead to rebuild their roster.

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Commanders could trade for Khalil Mack

The Washington Commanders must reinforce their pass rush as a matter of urgency this offseason. Trading Montez Sweat and Chase Young before the deadline provided financial flexibility and gave them two more high-end draft picks. But as expected, the regression in terms of edge presence didn't take long to arrive.

K.J. Henry's flashes of promise aside, one could make a strong case for almost everyone else being moved on with little fanfare attached. Finding options via the draft and free agency should be considered. If the Commanders decide they need more, general manager Adam Peters might seek a potential trade to provide head coach Dan Quinn with an impactful presence immediately.

Khalil Mack might only be a short-term option at 32 years old, but his production last season indicates there is a lot of juice left in the tank. The three-time All-Pro was relentless once again for the Los Angeles Chargers in 2024, gaining 17 sacks and showing no signs of slowing down to continue an illustrious career to date.

The Chargers have some significant salary-cap complications to navigate this offseason. Jim Harbaugh and his front office staff have difficult decisions to make with their high earners. Trading Mack represents sound financial sense. Whether it's something the Commanders would contemplate at this stage of their rebuild is another matter.

If Mack is released, it's a different story. But there's also a chance the Commanders might be able to get Mack on the cheap considering his age and the fact Los Angeles has no leverage in their current financial plight.