Commanders news: Dan Quinn, Bill Belichick, Chip Kelly and new beginnings

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 a new era officially dawns for this storied organization?

After a couple of pivots and a thorough process, the Washington Commanders have their next head coach. The appointment received a mixed reaction among the fanbase, but Josh Harris' hiring committee wouldn't have gone in this direction unless they were 100 percent convinced. There also needs to be an element of trust involved - a relatively new concept for fans after the Dan Snyder era.

As expected, the headlines were all over regional and national publications in the development's immediate aftermath. Among the topics causing a stir include Dan Quinn being the guy, the Commanders exploring Bill Belichick despite previous claims, a prominent staffing position already being filled, and a surprising name entering consideration for the offensive coordinator position.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders hire Joe Whitt Jr.

It didn't take long for Dan Quinn to begin molding his staff once he officially became Washington Commanders head coach. He is vastly experienced with strong connections around the league and beyond. His first major hire was someone he's worked with closely in recent years.

According to multiple reports, the Commanders have hired Joe Whitt Jr. to be their defensive coordinator. It's widely anticipated that Quinn will call plays, but the former Dallas Cowboys assistant has an important role to play in terms of molding game-day strategies and developing the players at Washington's disposal.

Things should be fluid over the next few days with coach hirings. The Commanders are already playing catch-up after leaving things late. Thanks to Quinn's connections and the esteem in which he is held around the NFL, this won't be a problem.