5 winners and losers from the Commanders hammering vs. Bills in Week 3

The sliver linings were hard to find...

Andrew Wylie
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Loser No. 1

Andrew Wylie - Commanders OT

When the Washington Commanders spent a big chunk of what little money was available in free agency on Andrew Wylie, it was a head-scratcher to many. While the offensive tackle was coming off a Super Bowl-winning campaign with the Kansas City Chiefs, his production wasn't exactly stellar despite a strong outing against the Philadelphia Eagles on the grandest stage of all.

Wylie's close relationship with offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy factored into his arrival in Washington. However, what we've seen so far has done nothing to alleviate concerns surrounding the edge protector's ability to provide the consistency needed.

The former Eastern Michigan star was lackluster at best versus the Buffalo Bills. Wylie struggled to maintain his stance in the face of significant pressure, was slow getting off the block, and seemed to constantly miss assignments to make life more difficult for quarterback Sam Howell.

Washington gave Wylie a three-year, $24 million deal with an $8 million signing bonus and $12 million guaranteed this offseason. The Commanders haven't seen a decent return on their investment as yet, which once again calls into question Ron Rivera's recruitment ethos across the offensive line.

Wylie must put this performance behind him. Because if he plays like this at the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4, their stout defensive front will pick him apart early and often.