Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as attention officially turns to what should be an eventful offseason?
It was no surprise to see the Super Bowl become the most-watched nationally televised event in history. A whopping average of 123.4 million watched the spectacle. The NFL is king. It's also much better when the Washington Commanders are competitive.
This is a task Adam Peters and the new structure will look to accomplish by laying the correct foundations this offseason. It's a fluid situation with plenty of twists and turns to come. The stories accumulating column inches include more hirings to the Commanders' staff, Dan Quinn hailed as a home-run hire, Magic Johnson's influence tipping the scales, and Kliff Kingsbury being slammed as fraudulent.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Commanders filling out coaching staff
There was yet more notable activity in terms of coaching movement on Monday. Dan Quinn is leaving no stone unturned, acquiring the right blend of youth and experience in the hope of making a strong start to his second chance. He's also receiving the necessary financial backing from Josh Harris' ownership group to seal his preferred targets.
Bobby Johnson joins the Washington Commanders as the team's new offensive line coach. This received a mixed reaction among the fanbase. It's not like the G-Men had prolific protection last season, although his work to develop stud left tackle Andrew Thomas deserves praise.
Ken Norton Jr. will become the team's linebackers coach. John Pagano spurned multiple offers from elsewhere to link up with Quinn. His role will be a senior defensive assistant - another big coup for the organization.
Former player Ryan Kerrigan will stay on to coach the pass-rushers, which is great to see. The Commanders won't be bringing back tight ends coach Todd Storm. Travelle Wharton and Juan Castillo - who coached the offensive line last season - have also reportedly been made surplus to requirements.