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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Commanders QB Sam Howell's plans

There is nothing more Sam Howell can do in his quest to become the Washington Commanders long-term quarterback. There are no more games after the team failed to make the postseason. With a new regime led by Adam Peters coming into the organization, it'll be interesting to see what the future holds for everyone - the former fifth-round selection, included.

Howell plans to study hard during the weeks away from Washington's facility based on comments via Sports Illustrated. There will be some self-scouting and some harsh assessments after a rollercoaster campaign. This is the only way he'll grow heading into Year 3 of his professional career.

"I think the main thing for me is take some time and go back and watch every game from the season just kind of reflect and take a lot of notes. Just try to find some things that I really want to try and focus on in the offseason, try to get better there for next year. So that's pretty much what I'll do, I'll go back home to Charlotte North Carolina, get with my trainer down there and start getting to work here pretty soon."

Sam Howell via Sports Illustrated

The one-time North Carolina college standout should be fully aware that extra competition is coming to the quarterback room in the coming months. Jacoby Brissett is likely to leave in free agency. The Commanders are picking No. 2 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft. This increases the chance of selecting one of the top gunslingers from the college ranks exponentially.