5 concerning narratives the Commanders must change in 2024

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Commanders OL issues

Since 2018, the Washington Commanders have been top 10 in the league for most sacks allowed. This unsurprisingly coincides with offensive tackle Trent Williams' final campaign in the famous burgundy and gold.

Last year, the Commanders gave up 65 sacks, tied for second most behind the New York Giants. With another young quarterback slated to start this season in Jayden Daniels, Washington needs to get their offensive line issues corrected.

After cutting Charles Leno Jr. and letting Saahdiq Charles leave in free agency, the Commanders rebuilt their offensive line by adding interior presence Nick Allegretti. He came over from the Kansas City Chiefs but only started 13 games in his career. Veteran center Tyler Biadasz also joined from the Dallas Cowboys.

Much to the chagrin of the fanbase, the team was unable to secure additional offensive line support until the third round. Adam Peters tried to get into the first round for one of the premier prospects. This eventually led to Brandon Coleman from TCU at No. 67 overall.

The Commanders could add some additional pieces after teams begin cutting down their rosters. But the changes made so far might not be enough to dramatically improve the protection.

If the line continues to struggle, it would not only limit Daniels' ability to grow in the offense but could risk injury for the young quarterback. That would be nothing short of disastrous given the optimism surrounding the Heisman Trophy winner following his seamless transition to the pros.