5 potential replacements for Commanders GM Martin Mayhew in 2024

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Commanders could hire Andy Weidl

  • Assistant General Manager | Pittsburgh Steelers

The Washington Commanders should be all too aware of how well the Philadelphia Eagles have constructed their roster in recent years. They are the current NFC conference champions and swept Ron Rivera's men in 2023 following two hard-fought contests that eventually went in their favor.

General manager Howie Roseman is widely regarded as one of the league's top executives. Andy Weidl was another influential figure in the role of vice president of player personnel, earning him a well-deserved promotion to assistant general manager with the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason.

People are always quick to point out coaching trees as a path to greatness. In Weidl's case, what could be better than having someone who's worked closely with Roseman and the legendary Ozzie Newsome during his way up the front office ranks?

This is the sort of progressive, forward-thinker that the Commanders should be looking for. Things have become stagnant with the likes of Martin Mayhew and Marty Hurney, so Weidl is the sort of candidate who would shake things up in no time at all.

Leaving Pittsburgh after one season is a big risk from Weidl's perspective. However, the allure of working with Magic Johnson and Josh Harris as part of their ambitious plans to get Washington back to the NFL's top table would be difficult to turn down.