Commanders news: Dan Quinn, Josh Harris, Drake Maye and penny-pinching

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

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Commanders 'comfortable' with Drake Maye

Speculation is running wild about which quarterback the Washington Commanders will take at No. 2 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft. Josh Harris was present during the meeting with six prospects at the NFL Scouting Combine. While that's common practice as part of his learning curve, it didn't stop some fans from having their PTSD triggered given the way Dan Snyder went about his business.

It seems for all the smart money as if this is going to be a straight fight between Drake Maye and Jayden Daniels. Caleb Williams looks destined for the Chicago Bears at No. 1 overall barring a bombshell of epic proportions. This is going to be a franchise-altering decision - one that will immediately define the tenure of new general manager Adam Peters.

Chad Graff and Jeff Howe from The Athletic revealed via sources that there is a level of uncertainty about which way the Commanders will go. Maye isn't a done deal by any stretch of the imagination, but there is a reported level of comfort within the building where the North Carolina prospect is concerned.

"[Caleb] Williams is expected to be taken with the first pick, but it’s unclear whether the Washington Commanders favor [Drake] Maye or [Jayden] Daniels at No. 2. While there has been a longstanding assumption Maye would be the second pick, it’s not the consensus opinion around the league. Maye has a massive arm and has drawn plenty of comparisons to Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert, but his inconsistent performances last season have given evaluators some pause. Rival executives, however, think the Commanders would be comfortable with Maye."

Chad Graff and Jeff Howe, The Athletic

There will be plenty of twists and turns to come before the big night. The Bears want to resolve Justin Fields' situation one way or another before free agency. This should provide the Commanders with a little extra clarity about who will be available when they go on the clock.