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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Could the Commanders retain Jacoby Brissett?

The Washington Commanders have a difficult decision to make at the quarterback position this offseason. Reinforcements are almost guaranteed with a new regime coming into the fold and Sam Howell's regression. There is also the impending free agency of Jacoby Brissett to factor into the equation.

Brissett flashed real promise when coming in for Howell on two separate occasions. Had it not been for an unfortunate hamstring injury, the veteran would have started the final two contests at the expense of the former fifth-round selection.

While one couldn't rule out the prospect of Brissett taking his chances elsewhere to find a better chance of earning a starting job, Nick Shook from NFL.com believes the Commanders should seriously examine the possibility of extending the signal-caller as an insurance policy.

"Is this fresh regime going to replace [Sam] Howell with another option under center, perhaps a rookie? If so, keeping [Jacoby] Brissett would be a wise move made in the interest of security. And in today's NFL, you can never be so certain about your security under center -- just ask the 2023 Jets."

Nick Shook, NFL.com

Brissett was lauded for his leadership and mentoring qualities working closely with Howell this season. This sort of knowledge could be ideal if the Commanders go with a quarterback at No. 2 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft. Whether the North Carolina State product wants to accept a backup role without a legitimate chance to start is another matter.