4 bold trades the Commanders should consider to speed up 2024 rebuild

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What bold trades could Washington Commanders general manager Adam Peters consider to help speed up the team's rebuild in 2024?

It's been an eye-catching start to the Washington Commanders' recruitment period in 2024. Adam Peters was armed with a ton of salary-cap space and has used it wisely. Several immediate starters came into the organization without jeopardizing the team's long-term financial flexibility. This is a far cry from the football operation's ethos when Dan Snyder held absolute power.

This is just the start for Peters. He's laying the foundations right now. Some significant needs remain, but the Commanders at least have a legitimate plan in place for sustained growth rather than banking on band-aid fixes to get the job done.

The Commanders have a plethora of high-end draft picks to utilize, starting with a quarterback at No. 2 overall. There is money to land more free agents. Peters might also strike in the trade market if he feels like it's the best thing for the franchise.

With this in mind, here are four bold trades the Commanders should consider to speed up their rebuild in 2024.

Commanders could trade for Greg Newsome II

After letting Kendall Fuller walk in free agency, the Washington Commanders could use another potential shutdown cornerback. Signing Michael Davis should help from a rotational standpoint, but his tendency to give up big plays means more is needed to go alongside Emmanuel Forbes and Benjamin St-Juste.

Someone like Greg Newsome II would be an instant upgrade. There was some speculation linking the Commanders with a move for the Cleveland Browns defensive back without anything concrete emerging. After giving up 56.7 percent of targets thrown in his direction and a 74.8 passer rating when targeted - both career highs - there are far worse avenues Adam Peters could go down.

Whether the Browns would be receptive is another matter.