Commanders news: Dan Quinn, Brian Johnson, Tavita Pritchard and Kliff Kingsbury

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 Dan Quinn continues to put his grand plans into action?

The Washington Commanders are a long way from Super Bowl contention. That's the primary focus of NFL fans heading into this weekend's matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. Dan Quinn is looking to change all that by putting his ambitious plans for progression into action.

It's a busy time with a new twist seemingly every day. As we wait for more, the stories causing debate include Quinn being the right guy, Kliff Kingsbury's perfect fit in Washington, Brian Johnson joining the staff, and a reported decision on Tavita Pritchard's future with the franchise.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders to retain Tavita Pritchard

This is a time of great change for the Washington Commanders. There is a new front-office leader - Adam Peters - who'll be tasked with finding the right personnel and keeping established figures happy. Head coach Dan Quinn is also busy molding his staff to a level that can raise standards on and off the field.

Not many coaches who plied their trade under Ron Rivera are still around. According to multiple reports, Quinn is retaining Tavita Pritchard, who joined the Commanders during the last offseason as quarterbacks coach soon after Eric Bieniemy was hired.

It might be surprising to some, but Pritchard is an up-and-coming coach who did a good job overall with Sam Howell last season. It wasn't easy in the circumstances, but having him around to continue his relationship with the former fifth-round pick and also guide a rookie signal-caller depending on what Washington does with the No. 2 overall selection could be worth its weight in gold.