5 realistic free agents the Commanders could sign in 2024

Dreams and realities are two different things.

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Which impending free agents could the Washington Commanders realistically acquire if they hit the open market in 2024?

Although the Washington Commanders are in a healthy financial position heading into free agency, there are many holes to fill. General manager Adam Peters needs to be prudent with his decisions. The new front-office leader also has the added security of nine draft selections - six in the top 102. Something that provides an added comfort blanket during his first offseason as the team's primary roster builder.

The Commanders have the league's most available salary-cap space. They are also an attractive destination for the first time in more than two decades. No longer will ownership have to splash out ungodly sums to convince free agents to join the ranks. Washington's renewed purpose and ambition should be enough to tip the scales.

This looks to be a deep group of free agents. Of course, any dreams of landing some will be dashed by extensions or franchise tags. That said, the Commanders should be able to find some immediate difference-makers with the assets at their disposal.

With this in mind. here are five realistic free agents the Commanders could sign in 2024.

Commanders could sign Jonah Jackson

Dan Quinn has made no secret of his desire to build a competitive team through the trenches. The Washington Commanders' offensive line is a high priority for those in power. This needs their undivided attention with several additions via free agency and the 2024 NFL Draft.

If someone like Jonah Jackson hits the market, he could be an instant difference-maker on the interior. Slotting the former third-round selection opposite Sam Cosmi at the left guard position would give the Commanders a formidable tandem. He is an exceptional pass-protector. This is matched by brute strength to become a huge factor in running plays.

The Detroit Lions might make a bold bid to keep him around. If Jackson cannot get the money he's looking for, the Commanders are a great fit.