4 head coach/general manager partnerships the Commanders must consider in 2024

The Commanders must find the right balance with their hires this offseason.

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Commanders could look to the Ravens

  • Head Coach: Mike Macdonald
  • General Manager: Joe Hortiz

The Baltimore Ravens are rarely out of contention. They always draft well. They never go off the beaten track when it comes to their objectives. They identify problem positions and make the right moves to keep things trending in the right direction.

This sort of philosophy hasn't gone unnoticed by Josh Harrs' ownership group. Reports suggest this is the model they want to adopt in the hope it can have similar success with the Washington Commanders. It might also mean attentions are turned to current staff members in Baltimore to speed up the process.

Mike Macdonald is gaining momentum at the right time. The Ravens' defensive coordinator is coming in for significant praise thanks to his supreme strategies and ability to maximize every tool at his disposal. Solving the complex riddle of the San Francisco 49ers last time out did nothing to harm his chances of getting a top job in 2024.

Although this goes away from the current trend of hiring offensive-minded coaches, Macdonald is a worthy candidate. Especially if someone like Joe Hortiz also comes on board as Washington's new general manager.

Horitz is a key cog in the Ravens front office. He'll know exactly how the operation works. He'll also be more than capable of implementing the same ethos in a different environment if given the chance.

Providing the Commanders get an accomplished figure to run the offense, there are far worse avenues Josh Harris can go down with his first NFL hires.