Josh Harris' delight
Josh Harris and his vaunted hiring committee left no stone unturned in their quest to find the right leadership structure to take the franchise forward. They managed to secure the services of general manager Adam Peters quickly. There was a more patient approach to their head coaching search, which also included a pivot after Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson pulled out of the running.
There's been a bit of back and forth between the two parties after that. Just how much good that'll do at this stage is debatable, but Harris believes the Commanders have the perfect head coach to fulfill their objectives in Dan Quinn based on a statement via Washington's website.
"Dan has rightfully earned a reputation as one of the NFL's top defensive minds, building tough, explosive and dynamic teams that compete hard. But most importantly, he is an incredible leader who brings out the best in his players, coaches and staff. We heard that from everyone we spoke to throughout this process, and it was reaffirmed when we discussed with Dan our shared vision for building a winning franchise. By adding such a respected, accomplished and determined leader as head coach, we've taken another important step in our mission of delivering a championship-caliber team to our fans. I'm incredibly excited for our future and to welcome Dan and his wife Stacey to the Commanders family."- Josh Harris via Commanders.com
Whether you were on board with Quinn being the head coach or not is moot. The only way this is going to work is by molding an aligned vision between everyone associated with the franchise - fans included. There will be some bumps in the road, but the Commanders also have the resources to speed up this rebuild if everything goes well this offseason.