Commanders news: Ben Johnson, Martin Mayhew, Terry McLaurin and taking stock

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

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Taking stock of Commanders' sitiuation

The Washington Commanders have taken the patient approach to finding their next head coach. It's clear they were banking on Ben Johnson taking the plunge - although they'll never admit it publicly now - but the play-caller staying with the Detroit Lions threw a significant wrench into their plans.

With Mike Macdonald snapped up by the Seattle Seahawks after two interviews in quick succession, it's time for the Commanders to take stock. After their second interviews, Aaron Glenn, Anthony Weaver, Eric Bieniemy, and Dan Quinn left without contracts. Another matter is whether Josh Harris' hiring committee will pivot to one of them now that Macdonald and Johnson aren't options.

There is also the possibility of finding someone who has yet to be considered. Someone like Mike Vrabel represents the bonafide leader of men general manager Adam Peters is looking for. Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero has everything one looks for in a young, progressive head coach. Bill Belichick seems unlikely based on reports.

We are well into the offseason. The longer this goes, the more unrest will emerge among the fanbase. One would expect something to become concrete sooner rather than later. There also needs to be a level of trust that things are being done more competently than at any stage during the Dan Snyder ownership era.

Patience isn't easy for a fanbase who've been dragged through the mud for so long. Even if that's exactly what's required.