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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Jeremy Chinn - Commanders S/LB

There is a significant level of intrigue surrounding Jeremy Chinn's arrival. While the do-it-all defender's time with the Carolina Panthers ended by being cast aside by defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero, his athleticism and instinctive qualities look like a tremendous fit within Dan Quinn and Joe Whitt Jr.'s expansive scheme.

Chinn grew increasingly frustrated by the way Carolina handled his situation. They switched his position after the former second-round pick out of Southern Illinois took the league by storm as a rookie outside linebacker. When Evero switched to a 3-4 base system, he became an afterthought and couldn't wait to get away.

The Commanders saw enough of in Chinn to not offer previous starting safety Kamren Curl a new contract. He should be highly motivated to prove people wrong, but Washington further incentivized matters by only giving him a one-year deal when the free-agent frenzy commenced.

If Chinn excels as expected under Quinn, the Commanders will have no trouble rewarding him accordingly. There is a flip side to this coin, which could see his time in the nation's capital short-lived.

Bobby Wagner - Commanders LB

Bobby Wagner opting to reunite with Dan Quinn has completely shifted the mindset within the Washington Commanders. The perennial All-Pro and Pro Bowl linebacker is a born winner whose arrival represented a huge statement of intent from the franchise. He'll play an integral role both on and off the field in 2024.

Wagner is a dominant player who showed no signs of slowing down last season despite the player's advancing years. His coverage capabilities are diminishing, but the 183 tackles attained last time around indicate his mind and athleticism are still incredibly sharp.

The former second-round selection will be 35 years old during the upcoming campaign. Wagner's not hinted about hanging up his cleats whatsoever, but it's always a year-to-year evaluation when a player finally enters the twilight of their professional careers.

If the Commanders are confident Wagner has another year of high-quality production after this season, another new deal might be in the offing. At the same time, the future first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Famer could regress enough to be moved on or walk away from the gridiron entirely with nothing left to give.