4 perfect best-case scenarios for the Washington Commanders in 2024

What perfect best-case scenarios could help the Washington Commanders drag themselves out of the abyss and back to respectability under Dan Quinn in 2024?
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With so many changes having arrived rapidly to the Washington Commanders, there are a few specific possibilities that would catapult the franchise into success much quicker than many expect. Everything has to go well for things to click immediately, but the foundations for a brighter future have successfully been laid by general manager Adam Peters in a relatively short space of time.

There's a chance to cement these further with a strong draft, which will likely begin with the Commanders taking their future franchise quarterback at No. 2 overall. Once a fresh batch of college recruits achieve their NFL dream, it's down to Dan Quinn and his prolific staff to implement their ethos in readiness for his first campaign at the helm.

Looking on the bright side, here are four perfect best-case scenarios that can help the Commanders potentially become a surprise package in 2024.

Best-case scenarions for the Commanders in 2024

Commanders rookie QB thrives

There are obvious downfalls and weaknesses that each of the top quarterback prospects could bring to the Washington Commanders. Yet one needs to only look as far as last year with the Houston Texans to see that a rookie signal-caller can immediately change the trajectory of an entire franchise.

Whether it is Jayden Daniels, Drake Maye, or J.J. McCarthy who starts for the Commanders in Week 1, they've shown the talent we have seen in Pro Bowl quarterbacks. So much is random, and that depends on where a player lands and who is running the organization at a time that means so much toward their failure or success.

After all, look at the situation Sam Howell was placed into compared to the one C.J. Stroud had the benefit of in Year 1 of his professional career.

With the Commanders finally in good coaching hands - and their defense possessing some game-changers - if the quarterback play matches those changes, they could find themselves in the playoff hunt during Dan Quinn's first season.

The Commanders find themselves once more in search of a quarterback. It is not new territory. However, Adam Peters will never get a better chance to solve this ongoing complication.