Commanders must find a franchise QB
Aside from choosing the next head coach, Adam Peters' biggest task is finding a franchise quarterback capable of leading the Washington Commanders into an exciting new era. Football's most important position needs stability - something Ron Rivera couldn't accomplish en route to four-straight losing seasons.
Sam Howell started well enough. It wasn't easy in a pass-happy scheme behind one of the league's worst offensive lines, but his clear regression over the second half of 2023 didn't leave the best impression heading into an offseason of wholesale changes.
The Commanders currently hold the No. 2 overall selection in the 2024 NFL Draft. This is high enough to potentially secure a legitimate difference-maker under center. Someone capable of providing genuine hope for the future while also giving Peters a rookie contract to build around.
It would be surprising if the Commanders didn't go in this direction. Peters could swing for the fences with a veteran acquisition, but the temptation to mold his roster around Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, or Jayden Daniels is too tempting to ignore.
Find a quarterback. Stick them them through good or bad. Keep the long-term objectives in mind. Surround them with the right staff and playing personnel to thrive. It sounds complicated, but it's pretty simple with the correct infrastructure in place.
This all starts with Peters, who's got the right experience and proven credentials to restore this once-perennial powerhouse to relevancy.