Which Washington Commanders players could get another shot at proving themselves following the appointment of head coach Dan Quinn?
Dan Quinn's arrival comes with many layers attached. Many believe the Washington Commanders settled on the experienced figure after missing out on Ben Johnson and Mike Macdonald. Others feel like this is the genuine leader of men needed at such a crucial point in franchise history.
The truth is somewhere in the middle. Quinn's credentials are proven. He's revered around the league. He wasn't the flashiest hire imaginable compared to other candidates, but he's keen to maximize this second head coaching opportunity as part of an ambitious leadership structure capable of taking the Commanders out of irrelevancy.
There is a lot of hard work ahead for Quinn and others in positions of power. Countless hours of game film will be studied regarding current playing personnel. Some will be moved on without much fanfare attached. Others might get a surprising reprieve if the new head coach and general manager Adam Peters see fit.
With this in mind, here are four Commanders players who could get another shot under Quinn in 2024.
Jabril Cox - Commanders LB
There was some intrigue when the Washington Commanders picked up Jabril Cox off the waiver wire once 53-man rosters were confirmed around the league. The linebacker had a lot going for him physically despite not doing enough with the Dallas Cowboys. This was seemingly a much better situation for the LSU product given the lack of second-level depth in the nation's capital.
Cox was a proverbial bystander for most of 2023. The Commanders moved forward with their preferred two-linebacker sets under both Jack Del Rio and Ron Rivera. As such, we have no idea what they have in the player.
Thankfully, Dan Quinn will have a better indication. He worked with Cox during their time together on the Cowboys. Whether it results in another chance for the player remains to be seen, but having a familiar face leading the charge doesn't hinder his chances whatsoever.