Commanders news: Dan Quinn, Curtis Samuel, Jacoby Brissett and Magic Johnson

Delving deeper into the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.
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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as speculation continues to rise before the free-agent frenzy?

Business is about to pick up for the Washington Commanders. One could argue it's not slowed whatsoever since the 2023 season concluded. But with free agency and the NFL Scouting Combine upcoming, it's time for the new regime to implement its ambitious plans for progress.

It'll be fascinating to see how things unfold in the coming weeks. While we wait for further developments, the stories generating discussion include Curtis Samuel's future, Jacoby Brissett potentially being in demand, Dan Quinn receiving criticism, and Magic Johnson's increasing influence behind the scenes.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders might not retain Jacoby Brissett

After flashing during cameo appearances in 2023, quarterback Jacoby Brissett goes into free agency as one of the more coveted quarterbacks. That could change if Jimmy Garoppolo and Russell Wilson are released, but there should be a few willing suitors for the veteran given his experience and ability to perform under difficult circumstances.

David Harrison from Sports Illustrated highlighted the benefits of giving Brissett another deal, especially if the Washington Commanders go with a rookie signal-caller at No. 2 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft. However, the writer also acknowledged that the former North Carolina State star might not want to stick around without guarantees of a genuine quarterback competition this summer.

"[Jacoby] Brissett would provide a veteran presence for whichever young quarterback the Commanders were to bring in, and that's always a positive. However, the question remains whether Brissett would even wish to return to Washington with a new coaching staff. Perhaps he may look towards a new path that could give him a better opportunity to see the field."

David Harrison, Sports Illustrated

Brissett will have options. That - above all else - probably indicates that his future lies away from Washington in 2024.