4 winners (and 2 losers) from first wave of Commanders 2024 free agency

It's been eventful as expected...
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Who were the big winners and losers from a highly dramatic first wave of 2024 free agency for the Washington Commanders?

The first wave of free agency is in the history books and it was a dramatic one as expected for the Washington Commanders. Those in power acted swiftly and with conviction to fill problem positions and maximize the vast financial assets at their disposal. Spending was prudent - which is something general manager Adam Peters always planned - but the roster looks a lot stronger now than it did before the frenzy began around the league.

Nobody is getting too carried away, which is a bonus. The Commanders and their long-suffering fanbase know much more is needed to get this franchise trending upward. Fortunately, there is still plenty of cash for additional moves if the right opportunities come along. It's also worth remembering that Washington is loaded with high-end draft capital to provide long-term solutions to ongoing complications.

It wasn't good news for everybody. With this in mind, here are four winners and two losers from the first wave of Commanders' free agency in 2024.

Winner No. 1

Adam Peters - Commanders GM

Getting Adam Peters into the building could be the best thing that's happened to the Washington Commanders in decades. The new general manager came with a glowing reputation as a supreme talent evaluator and influential front-office presence within winning organizations. It's been a small sample size up to now, but the first impression is incredibly positive.

Peters has strengthened their roster and structured contracts to keep long-term financial flexibility. He's adopted a business-first model and hasn't been afraid to make tough decisions such as parting ways with established veterans and trading Sam Howell for decent value.

This is just the start, but it appears as if the Commanders are in good hands at long last.