Commanders news: Dan Quinn, Drake Maye, Anthony Lynn and Caleb Williams

Examining the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines with less than two weeks remaining until 2024 free agency?

There are a lot of smoke and mirrors going around the NFL right now. This is all about teams jockeying for positions to make the moves needed for a brighter future. The Washington Commanders have more resources than almost anybody, so it's no surprise to see the rumor mill swirling about what decisions the new regime will make in the coming weeks.

The NFL Scouting Combine is a hotbed for discussions in addition to finding out more about prospects of interest. While we wait for additional developments, the stories accumulating column inches include trading up for Caleb Williams, a leading analyst stating the case for Drake Maye, confidence in Dan Quinn, and Anthony Lynn's excitement.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Anthony Lynn's excitement

Anthony Lynn was one of many high-profile coaching hires made by Dan Quinn since his appointment. He's got head coaching experience and will be tasked with building up the Washington Commanders' rushing attack. His previous experience in developing young quarterbacks should also help enormously.

Lynn seemed extremely excited about the future in Washington. He was enticed by the leadership structure across the organization and believes this storied franchise isn't far away from contending based on comments via Sports Illustrated.

"I love the leadership here; that’s what brought me here, Dan Quinn and Adam Peters and even the president Jason Wright. I don’t think we’re as far away as people think, and with the leadership that we have, the ownership that we have, the organization having some stability … I just thought that it was an opportunity to go be a part of something that I think is gonna be special."

Anthony Lynn via Sports Illustrated

Hopefully, Lynn's exceptional coaching record can blossom further with the Commanders. Something that could also reignite his ambitions in pursuit of another head coaching opportunity down the line.