Commanders have a TE problem
Another area that went relatively overlooked throughout the offseason centered on the tight end options. The Washington Commanders got little in the way of production from this position group due to injury and poor distribution under center - something that has to change if the franchise wants to stand any chance of making the postseason in 2023.
Despite the apparent urgency to reinforce, the Commanders stood pat with their options. A surprising move to many, but assistant head coach/offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy's arrival clearly influenced Washington's train of thought in that regard.
Bieniemy's offensive scheme is expected to be tight-end friendly and a lot more expansive. Losing Armani Rogers for the season was a body blow, but Logan Thomas and Cole Turner have shone throughout early offseason workouts in pursuit of earning their fair share of targets.
Thomas looks fit and firing, which is promising. Keeping the former quarterback healthy remains the biggest concern, but there's no doubt he could be a big influence with a creative play-caller such as Bieniemy leading the charge.
If Turner also stays free of injury, it's another potentially productive weapon opposing defenses might not see coming. Keeping faith in those already around was a risky call to make - even if it did get Bieniemy's seal of approval as he looks to reignite their spark.