4 Washington Commanders players facing a fight for new deals in 2024

These Commanders players are looking to earn new deals in 2024.
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Jamin Davis - Commanders LB

Jamin Davis is a curious case. The linebacker made the most of difficult circumstances with almost no help around him under previous head coach Ron Rivera. An influx of new faces at the defensive second level indicates the Washington Commanders have something different in mind for the player next season.

Davis is a physically imposing individual. He's got the explosiveness and raw power to become more impactful despite putting up solid numbers over the last two seasons. Maximizing his obvious athletic attributes is something that can benefit the Commanders greatly within Dan Quinn's expansive defensive system.

There's been a notable change in Davis' deployment so far this offseason. The Commanders used him as a stand-up edge rusher and even placed him at the defensive end position over early workouts. Many are expecting the former first-round selection to occupy a similar role to Micah Parsons in Quinn's creative scheme as a result.

Whether Davis can get close to reaching Parson's meteoric rise to prominence under Quinn is debatable. Washington can get creative with his usage thanks to the presence of Frankie Luvu and Bobby Wagner. How he fares will likely determine his status with the Commanders beyond 2024.

Adam Peters chose not to trigger Davis' fifth-year option. This didn't come as a great shock, but those in power need to see growth to raise confidence in his chances of becoming a long-term part of this ambitious project.

Davis could be among the players who benefit most from the change of coaches. There's also a huge opportunity to become an edge rushing force considering the questions surrounding this critical area of the field in the nation's capital.

If Davis takes on coaching, earns prominent reps, and performs in keeping with his outstanding skill set, the Commanders will be happy to pay up accordingly. If he can't, then the Kentucky product might be looking for alternative employment next spring.