4 guaranteed home runs from the Commanders' 2024 offseason

There were home-run hits aplenty during a dramatic offseason.
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Commanders signed Tyler Biadasz

It came as no surprise to see more substantial changes to the Washington Commanders offensive line this offseason. Ron Rivera overvalued position versatility and thought he could do more with less. This gamble failed miserably and the head coach paid with his job.

One could argue that Eric Bieniemy placed far too much pressure on this unit with a pass-heavy scheme in 2023. That might be the case, but the protection was devoid of cohesion or talent. This is a dangerous combination - something that made Sam Howell the league's most-sacked quarterback during the previous campaign.

Adam Peters used free agency and the draft to bring in additional reinforcements. There are remaining questions on the edge - especially at the left tackle spot - but the interior looks much more solid thanks to two notable signings from the veteran pool.

Nick Allegretti should start at left guard after starring for the Kansas City Chiefs late in the postseason en route to another memorable Super Bowl triumph. Whether he can firmly establish himself as a legitimate long-term starter remains to be seen, but things look promising nonetheless.

The Commanders also signed Tyler Biadasz to be their new starting center. He opted to link back up with head coach Dan Quinn on a three-year, $29.25 million deal with a $13.5 million signing bonus and $20.7 million guaranteed. This could be a tremendous piece of business when it's all said and done.

Biadasz is an accomplished performer. His pre-snap communication is exceptional. The former Wisconsin star is an elite pass protector. He's given up just three sacks in 2,094 snaps over the last two seasons. He's also durable and is only just entering his prime.

Washington hasn't benefitted from stable production at the center spot since Chase Roullier's injury issues forced him into retirement. Biadasz is an immense upgrade on Nick Gates - last offseason's free-agent flop. If more strides are made under Kliff Kingsbury's staff, this is someone the Commanders could potentially depend upon for the next six to seven years.