5 Commanders who robbed the team blind in 2023

The Commanders didn't get bang for their buck with these Commanders in 2023.

Jonathan Allen
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Jonathan Allen - Commanders DT

Jonathan Allen's talent is undeniable. He's one of the primary alphas within the Washington Commanders locker room. He was their highest-earning player in 2023 after those in power opted not to restructure his deal before the campaign. This comes with higher expectations than most.

Allen's been a shell of his former self this season. It's a frustrating situation for a player who's experienced nothing but losing throughout his NFL career. These feelings boiled over on countless occasions as another campaign got away from the Commanders en route to a 4-13 record.

The former first-round pick has made no secret of his unhappiness with the current state of affairs. Allen stated a need to take stock and decide what's next. If he concludes that his future lies away from the Commanders, a difficult conversation will then occur between the defensive tackle and the new regime.

There was no sign of Allen thanks to injury for Washington's season-finale against the Dallas Cowboys. Whether it's the last we've seen of him in a Commanders' uniform has yet to be determined. Those in power might also look to trade the Alabama product in pursuit of bolstering their already rich draft assets.

It was a season to forget for Allen. But make no mistake, he wasn't alone in that regard.

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