Commanders news: Adam Peters, Sam Howell, Ben Johnson and assessments

Exploring the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Which Washington Commanders' news stories are hitting the headlines as those in power bask in the glory of finding their new general manager?

Josh Harris promised swift and decisive action this offseason. It's not even been a week since the Washington Commanders concluded their 2023 campaign, but it seems as if the majority ownership partner is a man of his word. Something that only raises hope that better days could be ahead in the not-too-distant future.

One major domino fell on Friday. More will be on the way as part of the Commanders' ambitious plans for the future. Until then, the stories causing conversation include Adam Peters' long-awaited arrival, a big priority at hand for the front-office leader, Sam Howell's offseason plans, and momentum continuing to grow surrounding Washington's pursuit of Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders hire Adam Peters as GM

It became clear from a long way out that the Washington Commanders circled Adam Peters as a candidate of interest for their general manager position. After a successful second interview on Friday, the organization got their guy.

The former San Francisco 49ers assistant general manager will lead the football operations in Washington. He brings an exceptional résumé to the table, winning Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots. In his current role, Peters has played a significant role alongside John Lynch to mold a leading contender.

This is a major statement of intent from Harris. Peters' close association with recently hired Bob Myers helped, but the respected figure wasn't interested in accepting the numerous interview requests from elsewhere. This is the job he wanted above all else - that alone should fill every Commanders fan with excitement.

Now, the hard work begins.