Commanders news: Caleb Williams, Dan Quinn, name change and Ron Rivera

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Dan Quinn's desire for Commanders QB

The Washington Commanders have a plethora of problems to resolve this offseason. None is more important than finding a productive quarterback capable of being the franchise presence this team has craved for years.

Sam Howell hasn't been completely dismissed after coming across well while speaking with general manager Adam Peters. But with the Commanders having the No. 2 overall selection in the 2024 NFL Draft, all signs point to taking someone like Drake Maye or Jayden Daniels unless there is a drastic shift in course.

When discussing what he's looking for in Washington's next signal-caller, head coach Dan Quinn highlighted the importance of creativity and mental toughness based on comments via the team's website.

"I think you have to have the mental toughness to withstand all that's going on and keep your focus right here on the team, right with the group that you're with. A lot of that is when a play breaks down, they can go create and get on the move to go. And so how do you speed up when a blitz is coming and it's not there yet and you buy time to let that happen? That's why at that position, [it's about] the tape, the tape, the tape. You have to find that, you have to get outta bad plays, you gotta be able to speed up, you gotta show that kind of toughness, and there's all sorts of ways to look at it."

Dan Quinn via Commanders.com

That could be any of the top three quarterbacks emerging from the college ranks this year. One could also make a case for Howell displaying these exact traits despite not having things all his way in 2023.

Interesting times ahead…