Curtis Samuel - Commanders WR
The Washington Commanders offense has been something of an enigma this season. Their offensive line continues to be the main stumbling block, which is having lingering effects on quarterback Sam Howell and isn't giving wide receivers enough time to create separation effectively.
Eric Bieniemy is doing well overall schematically, but he can only do so much. If the offensive coordinator is overlooked by the Commanders if they are seeking a new head coach, that might be the last we see of him in Washington.
There are some complicated personnel matters on the offensive agenda, too. Curtis Samuel is a dynamic playmaker, but his high-end salary coupled with a long history of frustrating injuries means the jury is still as to whether or not he'll get an extension.
Samuel has close ties to Ron Rvera from their time together at the Carolina Panthers. If the head coach is relieved of his duties. the former Ohio State star might also decide to seek alternative employment despite his close friendship with ex-Buckeyes teammate Terry McLaurin.
This is an exceptional group of wide receivers emerging from the college ranks in 2024. Josh Harris' ownership group might decide to go with a younger, more explosive prospect with less tread on the tires rather than allocate decent money in Samuel's direction.
Samuel can be a difference-maker in the right system. But it's also worth remembering this is a business when push comes to shove.