Could Commanders trade Jonathan Allen?
Another contentious issue Washington Commanders general manager Adam Peters needs to navigate this offseason centers on Jonathan Allen's future with the franchise. The veteran defensive tackle became increasingly disillusioned during another woeful campaign in 2023. He's made his feelings known about not wanting to go through another rebuild. He's even hinted that a move away could be the best possible solution for all parties.
This was a sentiment echoed by Alex Kay of The Bleacher Report, who highlighted Allen as the Commanders' most tradable piece. This could provide more assets for Peters to utilize as part of his intentions to build through the draft.
"The Washington Commanders are a good bet to be active in the trade market during the 2024 offseason. The team is coming off a disappointing 4-13 campaign—its worst since 2019—and now have a new general manager in place in Adam Peters. While Peters' first task will be finding the organization's next head coach, he'll soon get to work on crafting a roster that can contend. [Jonathan] Allen has some of the most trade value on the team after making back-to-back Pro Bowls in 2021-22. While his 5.5 sacks this year were his lowest total since 2020, he still had a strong individual season and appeared in at least 15 games for the seventh straight year."- Alex Kay, Bleacher Report
Allen would leave a gaping hole on the field and in the locker room. But if the Commanders instigate a bidding war for the former first-round pick out of Alabama, it could lead to an offer they cannot refuse in the not-too-distant future.