5 vulnerable Commanders starters who could lose their spots in 2024

These Commanders have to start the 2024 season well.
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Jamin Davis - Commanders LB

The stakes are high for Jamin Davis next season, which is the last of his rookie deal after the Washington Commanders did not pick up his fifth-year option. His physical attributes are evident and his production remains decent. Hopes are high that the former first-round selection can flourish under new head coach Dan Quinn.

Davis is going to be utilized differently. The Commanders signed Frankie Luvu and Bobby Wagner to man the linebacking corps. The Kentucky product will also spend plenty of time at the defensive second level. Fans should also expect to see him deployed on the edge rather than on the interior moving forward.

Based on reports from those in attendance at Washington's organized team activities, the Commanders have also been using Davis on the defensive front. This is something large sections of the team's long-suffering fanbase have been clamoring for. Something that could make better use of the athleticism and raw power at his disposal.

There is no emotional attachment to Davis where the improved regime is concerned. This only adds to the sense of urgency regarding his fortunes in 2024. Anything less than explosiveness and outstanding production will do in pursuit of maintaining his starting position and potentially earning a new deal as a result of his efforts.

If things don't start well for Davis, the Commanders might go to others. Players like K.J. Henry and perhaps even rookie Jordan Magee could see extended reps in this scenario, although it would need to be a pretty dramatic slide for the coaching staff to go in this direction.

The Commanders believe the presence of Quinn can help Davis reach additional heights during an important Year 4 of his professional career. Unless these expectations are met, Adam Peters can move off the player next spring without any financial burden attached.

What comes next is down to Davis. He must be ready for the challenge.