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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Commanders hire Brian Johnson

As previously stated, the Washington Commanders are working hard to put the right staff pieces together under new head coach Dan Quinn. The experienced figure is well-connected around the league. He's built strong relationships. Something that's making the franchise become an attractive destination for the first time in years.

The Commanders reportedly made another intriguing addition to their coaching staff. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN revealed that Brian Johnson will get a senior position under Quinn. This was later revealed as the team's new passing game coordinator after Washington opted to retain quarterbacks coach Tavita Pritchard.

Johnson was seen as a future head coach this time last year. He was promoted to Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator after Shane Steichen joined the Indianapolis Colts. Things didn't go according to plan, which was a dent in his chances of earning a top job during the recently concluded cycle.

This looks like a good landing spot for Johnson. His work with Jalen Hurts came in for significant praise before becoming the team's play-caller. With the Commanders set to take a quarterback at No. 2 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft unless there's a drastic shift, his influence alongside Pritchard should be enough to enable a smooth transition for whichever college signal-caller comes into the fold.