5 players who could follow Brian Johnson to the Commanders

Could the hiring of Brian Johnson be a selling point to those who've worked with him previously?

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Which players could follow Brian Johnson to the Washington Commanders after he accepted a senior offensive position under Dan Quinn?

Brian Johnson was considered as a future head coaching candidate with a blossoming reputation this time last year. His promotion to the Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator position didn't go well. This left him on the outside looking in and available to the Washington Commanders.

Johnson is joining Dan Quinn's staff in a senior offensive role. This is likely to be as the team's passing game coordinator. He'll also have a strong hand in developing the quarterbacks at Washington's disposal given his outstanding track record with Jalen Hurts.

Much will depend on what Adam Peters has planned for the Commanders. But a scenario could emerge where Johnson's presence in the nation's capital could influence a signing or two if the right opportunities present themselves.

With this in mind, here are five players who could follow Johnson to the Commanders in 2024.

Commanders could sign Sua Opeta

The Washington Commanders are in desperate need of another offensive line revamp. Unlike the Ron Rivera years, this must be prioritized effectively and with significant investment. Especially considering those in power could be selecting a rookie quarterback at No. 2 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Washington's starting five has one guaranteed starter next season in Sam Cosmi. Depth is also a major issue. Sua Opeta is a solid if not spectacular performer. One could argue he'd be an upgrade over anything the Commanders currently boast in terms of backup options. He's also shown an ability to step in at a moment's notice and make a contribution.

At 27 years old, Opeta is entering his prime. Brian Johnson's presence could help with Washington's evaluations if they identify him as a player of interest to sign on a team-friendly deal.