5 bonafide leaders the Commanders could add to head coaching shortlist

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

Mike Vrabel
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Commanders could hire Mike Vrabel

Another surprising turn of events saw Mike Vrabel depart the Tennessee Titans after going 6-11. With several established figures such as running back Derrick Henry out of contract and unlikely to return, ownership opted for a hard reset and removed the head coach from the equation.

Vrabel was widely touted for the New England Patriots job before they went with Jerod Mayo as part of their succession strategy. No formal interview requests have been made in his direction as yet. This is somewhat surprising when one considers his overall body of work and experience as a player and coach.

One thing that stands out above all else where Vrabel is concerned centers on leadership. He's a hard-nosed motivator who commands instant respect. He doesn't suffer fools gladly. He gets everyone on the same page quickly with a common goal in mind.

It didn't end well in Tennessee, which is a potential red flag. But if general manager Adam Peters is looking for a head coach to reestablish the lost culture across the Washington Commanders, speaking to Vrabel at the very least should be considered.

Vrabel would shake things up from the moment he got into the building. Unlike the more old-school approach adopted by Eric Bieniemy and his unwillingness to adapt, the three-time Super Bowl winner is more in touch with the modern-day player and knows how to find the right balance.