Which Washington Commanders players are leading a potentially positive culture shift as the 2023 campaign rapidly approached?
Some big changes could be on the way where the Washington Commanders are concerned in 2023. In many respects, these have been gradually taking place since Ron Rivera became head coach, but having a new ownership group coming into the fold has the scope to completely shift the franchise's course.
Obviously, Josh Harris and his team of investors will have their own ideas about how best to take the organization forward. If this vision doesn't match what Rivera is currently implementing, then the inevitable clash of personalities will follow.
Aside from Rivera, many others are attempting to reset the tone on and off the field. Given what's at stake for almost everyone in positions of power, this is essential if the Commanders want to make a serious postseason push next time around.
With this in mind, here are four Commanders not named Rivera leading their current culture shift in 2023.
Kamren Curl - Commanders S
Kamren Curl might not have participated in team drills during early off-season workouts given his contract status. But the fact he was around the facility is a testament to his love for the Washington Commanders and the former seventh-round pick's intent to become a true leader in the locker room.
Curl is an inspirational story after emerging as an afterthought into an integral part of Washington's plans on defense. His explosiveness, hard-hitting, and exceptional work ethic made him an instant fan favorite and someone that other players look to follow along the way.
This energy, relentlessness, and ability to make big plays consistently are exactly the traits needed for the Commanders' culture shift. Something that should come with a new contract when Washington's ownership officially changes hands and roster-building plans can resume.