Which Washington Commanders players cannot afford to get complacent during a crucial 2023 campaign for the organization?
Even though Dan Snyder threatened to make things more complicated than needed before walking away for good, the Washington Commanders will likely fall under new ownership with Josh Harris' group finally getting their $6.05 billion purchase approved by other NFL owners. A new era dawns for the team, but what that means for those currently around is another matter.
Nobody should be going into the upcoming campaign with any sort of security. This bears more significance for those in higher-up positions, although it seems as if Harris will give everyone a chance before making any franchise-altering changes.
With that in mind, here are four Commanders players that cannot afford to get complacent in 2023.
Logan Thomas - Commanders TE
Logan Thomas got a vote of confidence from the Washington Commanders this off-season. While many expected those in power to add another dynamic pass-catching tight end - especially after Armani Rogers tore his Achilles - they kept faith with the veteran in the hope he can return to something like his 2020 form.
There's been a lot to like about Thomas' production throughout early workouts. He's looked sharp and made some impressive catches, but that will count for nothing if he cannot do the same during camp and the regular season.
Complacency shouldn't become an issue for Thomas. If he cannot stay healthy or doesn't manage to produce the goods within Eric Bieniemy's tight-end friendly scheme, then this will be his final season in Washington.