6 free-agent offensive tackles the Commanders could sign in 2024

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Which free-agent offensive tackles could the Washington Commanders target as part of their extensive rebuild in 2024?

It is not news that the Washington Commanders offensive line was garbage in 2023. It has changed the entire direction of the franchise. This is a good thing that has sparked a reboot which was much needed long ago.

Holding the No. 2 overall selection in the 2024 NFL Draft, a plethora of other valuable picks, as well as the most salary-cap space in the league, the Commanders hold the diamonds and jewels necessary to drastically enhance their protection. Something general manager Adam Peters must prioritize throughout the coming weeks.

That being said, these are some of the free-agent offensive tackles that Peters and company could bring in to protect the new quarterback in 2024.

Commanders could sign Mike Onwenu

Mike Onwenu, according to Pro Football Focus, is the highest-rated player on this list not named Tyron Smith. He is also 26 years old and unlike his New England Patriots counterpart Trent Brown, does not have an extensive list of injuries that have been black eyes on a solid start to his young career.

Though most Washington Commanders fans grew tired of hearing Ron Rivera's catchphrases such as bringing in players with flexibility, Onwenu also comes with the added benefit of having played guard as well, if and when injuries occur.

If brought in to replace the less-than-stellar Andrew Wylie at right tackle, Onwenu would likely be seen as a guy that management believes could man the position for years to come and grow alongside the franchise in their new direction.

If the Patriots are unable to bring him back - and should the Commanders be able to snag him for around $15 million per year on the open market - this would be a wonderful start to finding a new group of men to dawn the once proud burgundy and gold and protect their new quarterback.