6 players who could follow Dan Quinn to the Commanders in 2024

Could the new head coach turn to some familiar faces?

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Commanders could sign Tyron Smith

This would be more of a long shot. However, the short-term benefits might make a huge difference to an area of the field that was frustratingly not prioritized throughout Ron Rivera's tenure.

The Washington Commanders offensive line descended into chaos once again in 2023. There was a lot to like about Sam Cosmi's improved consistency, but he was the only one to emerge with any semblance of credit.

Adam Peters and Dan Quinn must recognize the need to upgrade their protection to stand any chance of thriving next season. They need to hit the ground running, so using both the draft and free agency to mold a cohesive unit should be strongly considered.

Again, this would be a band-aid solution to a long-term complication. Tyron Smith is out of contract and still playing at a high level despite his advancing years. There are some injury red flags to contemplate and the future Pro Football Hall of Famer is far from the force of old. Even so, he's a massive upgrade on the likes of Charles Leno Jr. and Andrew Wylie based on their body of work throughout the recently concluded campaign.

Whether Smith would leave the Dallas Cowboys for their fierce division rivals after spending his entire career in Texas remains to be seen. It's always worth putting in a call from the Commanders' perspective. The one-year, $7.4 million deal he's projected to get seems affordable for a team flush with cash.

Unlikely, but stranger things have happened that's for sure.