5 bonafide leaders the Commanders could add to head coaching shortlist

The Commanders are looking for a leader to take the franchise forward.

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The Washington Commanders are looking for a head coach with supreme leadership credentials. Here are some names who could be added to the shortlist.

Speculation continues to mount about who the Washington Commanders will appoint as their new head coach. Names have been shortlisted and a frontrunner has been touted by some respected insiders. But general manager Adam Peters provided some clues as to what he's looking for after being tasked with leading the football operations.

Peters wasn't too concerned about whether the preferred candidate had an offensive or defensive background. He wants to find a supreme leader capable of establishing the correct culture after decades of misery for one of the league's most storied franchises.

This could mean more names are added to the list in the not-too-distant future. While those already or set to be interviewed have significant creditability attached, Peters' recent comments suggest the net might be cast wider in Washington's quest to speed up its upcoming rebuild.

With this in mind, here are five bonafide leaders who could be added to the Commanders' coaching shortlist in 2024.

Commanders could hire Bill Belichick

We won't spend much time on this because it doesn't appear as if Bill Belichick is being legitimately considered for the Washington Commanders head coaching job. The new regime is looking for someone more progressive, one suspects. From a leadership standpoint alone, speaking to the legendary figure has benefits.

Belichick's roster building came under scrutiny over his final years with the New England Patriots. But from a coaching standpoint, his teams are always well prepared, regimented to the finest detail, and led impeccably.

The Patriot Way became famous and brought six Super Bowls from nine appearances. Belichick and the Commanders seem like a non-starter - he's already speaking to the Atlanta Falcons - but if Adam Peters is looking for a genuine leader, there are far worse avenues to go down.