4 most important Commanders offseason arrivals in 2023

Tavita Pritchard
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Tavita Pritchard - Commanders QB coach

If the Washington Commanders want to make their presence felt within a highly-competitive NFC East next season, quarterback Sam Howell must live up to increased expectations. Those in power are placing a significant amount of faith in the former fifth-round pick heading into his second season, which is a big gamble considering what's at stake with new ownership coming into the franchise.

Howell will likely be the No. 1 signal-caller by the time Washington's season opener against the Arizona Cardinals arrives. Therefore, everyone in the organization from top to bottom must do everything in their power to make sure he's ready for anything.

Soon after Eric Bieniemy came into the Commanders, Tavita Pritchard followed. The new quarterbacks' coach might not have any legitimate NFL coaching experience, but he's been responsible for nurturing talent such as Andrew Luck throughout his career and is more than deserving of such an opportunity.

Pritchard has a calm approach that gets his message across emphatically and with purpose. His early relationship with Howell has blossomed throughout offseason workouts, which is a good start ahead of what's sure to be another testing training camp for all involved in Ashburn.

While Pritchard cannot impact how things unfold for Howell between the white lines, he can prepare, develop, and support the player in whatever way possible. And who knows, he might be the key that unlocks the North Carolina product's true potential in 2023.