4 Commanders on the hot seat entering 2024 free agency

These Commanders should be nervously looking over their shoulders.
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Ricky Stromberg - Commanders OL

As previously mentioned, the Washington Commanders are about to embark on another offensive line makeover. Releasing Nick Gates and Charles Leno Jr. dictates as much. Hopefully, new general manager Adam Peters can finally form a clear plan to provide their chosen quarterback with adequate protection in pursuit of hitting the ground running.

Gates' expected departure means the Commanders could be on the lookout for a starting veteran center. This is a deep draft class across the offensive line that those in power should exploit, but free agents bring the invaluable experience element that should ensure a smoother transition.

Of course, this is dependent on how the new regime views Ricky Stromberg. The third-round selection in 2023 was seldom seen as a rookie. This was a damning indictment of how his talents were being perceived by those who are no longer around, although injuries didn't exactly help.

Stromberg featured in just 46 offensive snaps during the regular season and earned a lowly 44.5 grade from Pro Football Focus. Therefore, placing faith in someone with no real NFL experience after Year 1 is a big call.

This looks like a strong group of centers looking for alternative employment. The Commanders also have the money available to make a big splash should they wish. All Stromberg can do is wait and hope to get a fair shake next season, however unlikely that might be.