5 first-year Commanders players who might not return in 2024

These Commanders players are in danger of being one-and-done.

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Andrew Wylie - Commanders OT

Another player with ties to Eric Bieniemy is Andrew Wylie. The pair developed a close working relationship with the Kansas City Chiefs en route to another Super Bowl in 2022. This was enough for the Washington Commanders to allocate some decent money in the offensive tackle's direction during the free-agent frenzy.

Wylie signed a three-year, $24 million contract with an $8 million signing bonus and $12 million guaranteed. This was a lot - especially considering the Commanders didn't have much money to throw around with ownership in flux. Looking at how the player's first season went, it wasn't well spent.

There were some nice games where it looked like the Commanders might have something with Wylie. Overall, it was an immense disappointment. He struggled on an island. The pass protection was subpar at best. There wasn't enough forcefulness on running-downs to make a big difference.

There are some financial implications to consider regarding Wylie's future. The Commanders would need to eat some dead money ($5.16 million with a post-June 1 designation) if those in power decide to move on after just one season. But considering the expectancy for another offensive line upgrade in the coming months, having a backup counting $9.14 million against the salary cap just doesn't seem feasible.

It could go either way for Wylie. However, he can have no complaints if the Commanders opt to part ways after one season.