Commanders news: Ben Johnson, Dan Quinn, Jacoby Brissett and Michael Penix Jr.

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

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as excitement continues to build around the vacant head coach position?

Championship Sunday is almost upon us. This is also a significant date for the Washington Commanders. Although they won't be involved on the field after another woeful season, the date marks the official cut-off point before they can hold their long-awaited in-person interviews with head coaching candidates involved this deep into the postseason.

This should be swiftly followed by a formal decision on who their chosen guy is. Until then, the stories causing debate include Dan Quinn being tabbed as a strong contender, the prospect of retaining Jacoby Brissett in 2024, keeping an eye on Michael Penix Jr. during Reece's Senior Bowl week, and Ben Johnson's potential appointment being labeled a foregone conclusion.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Dan Quinn 'strong candidate' for Commanders job

There are just two head coaching vacancies around the NFL after a flurry of appointments this week. The Washington Commanders and Seattle Seahawks have yet to make their choices. One man is reportedly a leading contender for both jobs.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Dan Quinn is being strongly considered for the Commanders' job. Many believe Ben Johnson to be the frontrunner, but speculation will be rife until something is confirmed one way or another.

Adam Peters stated he's looking for a legitimate locker room leader to take Washington forward. Quinn would be an underwhelming hire amid an offseason of incredible hype. But the new regime should be trusted until further notice.