4 major positives from the Commanders 2024 offseason so far

It's been a breath of fresh air.
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Commanders financial management

The Washington Commanders had the league's most available salary-cap space entering free agency. Despite this, general manager Adam Peters told fans not to expect any lavish spending as part of his plans to put the future in mind when bringing anyone into the fold.

Peters was incredibly active, which was a necessity looking at the current roster. He didn't think much of the way Ron Rivera went about his roster construction. Something that saw a plethora of new faces coming into the building to upgrade starting positions and improve depth.

This was a dramatic shift from the reckless spending by Dan Snyder for big names who served little purpose, Peters' savvy financial management has the Commanders in much better shape. Washington boasts $43.71 million in available salary-cap space as it stands, which will come down significantly once their draft class is signed at a projected cost of $15.85 million according to Spotrac.

The vast moves made haven't jeopardized the Commanders' plans for tweaking the roster further next offseason and beyond. Over the Cap projects Washington to have $100.44 million at their disposal with 30 players under contract in 2025. That's a tremendous spot to be in providing Peters enhances his strong reputation of drafting well.

Peters has found value in the veteran market without breaking the bank. Again, this is a far cry from how Washington approached the football operation when Snyder held absolute power.