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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Commanders could sign Olamide Zaccheaus

Another area where the Washington Commanders could look to strengthen this offseason is their wide receiver room. Terry McLaurin remains a consistent performer. Jahan Dotson should get another chance to shine despite not making the strides expected in ear 2 of his professional career. The others - including free-agent Curtis Samuel - might not be so lucky.

This is another tricky conundrum for general manager Adam Peters. He needs to ensure any incoming college signal-caller has the right tools around him to thrive immediately. Identifying a difference-maker through the draft should be considered. Signing a promising free agent or two is also something to ponder if the price is right.

Olamide Zaccheaus might not be the biggest name set to hit the market, but he's a solid option with versatility and worked with Brian Johnson last season. The 5-foot-8 wideout is a dynamic force with the football in his hands. Even if this wasn't enough to earn prominent targets following his move to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2023.

Before that, Zaccheaus was a decent performer on the Atlanta Falcons, gaining 97 receptions for 1,328 receiving yards and eight touchdowns over his first four seasons in the league. Expecting him to be a prolific starter is a stretch, but the Commanders might need replacements for the likes of Byron Pringle, Jamison Crowder, and Dyami Brown if the latter becomes surplus to requirements.