5 moves to save Adam Peters $43M on Commanders salary-cap in 2024

The Commanders have ways to put themselves in an even better financial situation.

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Commanders could restructure Terry McLaurin

  • 2024 cap savings: $11.01 million

Terry McLaurin remains one of the cornerstone franchise pieces. The veteran wide receiver somehow managed to go over 1,000 receiving yards once again in 2023 despite the offense's immense failings under Eric Bieniemy. No matter what additions are acquired throughout the offseason, his important role is assured.

McLaurin was one of the very few to remain positive and motivational as another campaign faded into oblivion. This is a testament to the player's high character and supreme focus. Something the Commanders will need if head coach Dan Quinn wants to hit the ground running.

After earning himself a decent contract extension - something that was richly deserved - McLaurin is officially the team's highest salary-cap hit for the first time in 2024. This figure stands at $24.1 million currently. It would be wise for the Commanders to get this number down to free up funds for problem position groups.

Much like the situation with Daron Payne, there doesn't appear much chance of McLaurin moving on anytime soon. Restructuring his deal is a low-risk, high-reward move at this stage of Washington's rebuild. Considering how desperate the former third-round pick out of Ohio State is to be part of a competitive, playoff-contending team, this should be pretty simple to work out.