Commanders News: Chase Young, Sam Howell, Jadeveon Clowney and Terry McLaurin

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines with just 17 days remaining until the franchise falls into different hands?

Another week rolls around and it's one of celebration across the great United States of America. But in football terms, it's another week closer to training camp, the regular season, and the Washington Commanders franchise embarking on their new era under the ownership group led by Josh Harris.

Until then, the news and rumors keep coming at a rapid rate. Among the stories causing debate recently include Chase Young's X-factor qualities, Sam Howell's fine line, Terry McLaurin on the fringes of superstardom, and a strange link to free-agent defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders WR Terry McLaurin on the fringes of superstardom

The Washington Commanders have a gem in Terry McLaurin. His ability to produce the goods with almost no consistent quarterback play and his evolution into a locker-room leader makes him an indispensable member of the team's future plans, which is more than anyone hoped from the third-round selection initially.

McLaurin has the chance to take another leap forward in 2023 with Eric Bieniemy as his play-caller. Much will depend on whether quarterback Sam Howell can provide better consistency under center, but tipped the one-time Ohio State star for the fringes of potential superstardom next season via Sports Illustrated.

"Terry McLaurin is another gifted playmaker who has had to make do with a motley crew of quarterbacks in his four seasons in the league with the Commanders. Barring a storybook arrival for Sam Howell, we suspect the circumstances facing McLaurin will keep him on the fringes of the discussion in this particular exercise." via Sports Illustrated

The Commanders have an abundance of talent at their disposal at the skill positions. McLaurin is the focal point and it would be a major disappointment if the wideout didn't enjoy another exceptional campaign in a more expansive scheme.