7 Commanders who could be one and done with the team in 2024

These Commanders will be looking to cement their respective statuses with the organization.
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Adam Peters has gutted the Washington Commanders from the inside out this offseason. He wasted no time in putting his grand plans in motion and adopted a killer mentality that's been a revelation after the mismanagement under previous regimes. More importantly, the new general manager kept his options open for further roster improvements in the coming years.

Peters has the squad looking in better shape and the front-office alterations cannot be seen as anything other than positive right now. Much will depend on how so many new faces mesh together in the weeks and months ahead, but there is a growing sense that something of substance is being built after Washington was left to rot during Dan Snyder's ownership tenure.

It could go either way. Fans are approaching with cautious optimism after being burned by false promises and delusional projections before. If certain individuals don't meet increased standards or aren't pulling their weight, Peters won't hesitate to ring the changes once again in 2025 to finally get this once-proud franchise into contention.

The stakes are high for all involved. With this in mind, here are seven Commanders players who could be one and done with the team in 2024.

Brandon McManus - Commanders K

There was celebration across the fanbase when the Washington Commanders got rid of kicker Joey Slye. His constant underachievement was strangely rewarded by Ron Rivera, so it came as no surprise to see those in power explore alternatives once the previous head coach was put out of his misery.

The Commanders feel like Brandon McManus can provide an increase in consistency. He took a step back in 2023 after flourishing with the Denver Broncos throughout his career, so his future aspirations are hanging in the balance unless the veteran capitalizes on what looks to be an outstanding opportunity with an up-and-coming organization.

NFL kickers live a week-to-week life unless you're lucky enough to have someone like Justin Tucker. McManus knows that all too well, so anything less than coming through in big moments will do in pursuit of another new deal in 2025.