Which free agents should the Washington Commanders already be identifying as high-priority targets if they hit the market in 2024?
Big changes are coming to the Washington Commanders this offseason. Josh Harris' ownership group is likely to hit the reset button, which involves alterations to the coaching and front office infrastructure in the hope of getting this storied franchise off the canvas and into contention.
The Commanders haven't been the most coveted destination in recent years. You can thank Dan Snyder for that, but it's unlikely to be the case this time around thanks to Harris' ambitions, the allure of working for Magic Johnson, and the wealth of salary-cap space available.
According to Over the Cap, the Commanders have $88.73 million in available funds with 43 players under contract. That could increase further through restructures, early releases, and possible trades with the likes of defensive tackle Jonathan Allen considering his future.
It's going to be one of the most eventful and important offseasons in franchise history. Here are five early free agents the Commanders must pursue as a matter of urgency if they hit the open market.
Commanders must target Robert Hunt
- Offensive Line | Miami Dolphins
Whether the Washington Commanders move forward with quarterback Sam Howell or not, they must prioritize their offensive line through free agency and high-end draft picks. Otherwise, it won't matter who is under center.
Robert Hunt could be someone of interest if the Miami Dolphins cannot work out an extension. The formidable interior presence has dealt with injury issues this season, but he's been nothing short of outstanding when on the field to play a key role in the team's exceptional offensive production.
The former second-round pick would be a hot commodity if he was free to explore other opportunities. But the Commanders have deep pockets heading into the offseason and could make a strong play for Hunt's services.