Commanders news: Adam Peters, Ron Rivera, John Lynch and QB chatter

Delving deeper into the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as developments regarding the new head coach gather pace?

Adam Peters' appointment and the huge impression made during his introductory presser still resonate deeply with Washington Commanders fans. He's a big piece of the complex puzzle this franchise has to put together throughout what's sure to be an eventful offseason. Next on the list is finding a head coach capable of slotting into their aligned vision for the future.

Something could be confirmed over the next week, which would allow the incoming coach to assist with Washington's pre-draft assessments and roster evaluations. While we wait for further developments, the stories causing debate include the influencers behind Peters' arrival, Ron Rivera speaking out for the first time after his firing, John Lynch holding high hopes for the Commanders' new front-office leader, and some quarterback chatter.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders QB chatter

It was a turbulent first season for Sam Howell as the Washington Commanders' starting quarterback. With the team picking No. 2 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft, many analysts project Adam Peters and the new football operation to pick one of the elite-level signal-callers emerging from the college ranks.

Jack McKessy from USA Today Sports rounded up some of the quarterback chatter by examining the mock drafts from established draft gurus around the media. The conclusions were split down the middle. Two had the Commanders picking USC prospect and lifelong Washington fan Caleb Williams. Two had North Carolina gunslinger Drake Maye ending up in the nation's capital.

There is a long way to go and a lot of pre-draft evaluations to take place between now and when the big moment arrives. Peters is eager to build through the selection process and supplement through free agency. Therefore, a trade-down to accumulate more assets cannot be dismissed if those in power feel like it's the best thing for a sustainable future.