Dyami Brown - Commanders WR
With Sam Howell becoming the Washington Commanders starting quarterback in 2023, many thought this could be the catalyst behind a potential breakout campaign for Dyami Brown. The pair formed an outstanding connection during their time in college at North Carolina. The arrival of respected play-caller Eric Bieniemy only lent further weight to these claims.
It was clear from a long way out Brown's wasn't going to reach this billing. The former third-round pick has all the physical intangibles needed to become productive. For some reason, things just aren't coming together as everyone envisaged.
Brown struggled to impose his will and earn prominent involvement. He has difficulty when it comes to creating separation. Drops in key moments were also frequent for a player who looked devoid of any genuine confidence.
After so much optimism throughout the preseason, Brown brought in just 12 receptions from 23 targets for 168 receiving yards and one touchdown. His 52.2 percent catch success rate was a career-high, but it was nowhere good enough in Year 3 of his professional career.
If Ben Johnson becomes head coach, expect the Commanders to add some more playmakers into the mix around Howell or another quarterback of their choosing. There are no financial implications associated with releasing Brown - something that looked entirely possible based on how his career's unfolded up to now.