Commanders news: Drake Maye, Adam Peters, Ben Johnson and Robert Griffin III

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

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as fans look forward to a dramatic divisional round playoff weekend?

It's been a while since the Washington Commanders had a legitimate chance of winning a Super Bowl. As fans gear up to watch this weekend's divisional round action around the league with envious glances, they can relax safe in the knowledge Josh Harris' ownership group has started to put their ambitious plans for future growth in place.

Things might take time, but the Commanders are on the path to prosperity at long last. While we wait for further offseason developments, the stories causing debate include a leading NFL draft analyst tipping Washington to select Drake Maye, radio silence after the Ben Johnson interview, Robert Griffin III cutting the cord on his social media beef, and how Adam Peters plans to lead from the front.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders' radio silence after Ben Johnson's interview

There was an enormous sense of excitement among the fanbase on Friday as Ben Johnson met with the Washington Commanders to potentially become their next head coach. This could be the start of a profitable relationship between the Detroit Lions offensive coordinator and the new regime.

The Carolina Panthers announced they'd also conducted a meeting with Johnson. Washington didn't officially confirm anything immediately despite their transparent approach throughout the hiring process so far. This radio silence led to moderate concern, although panicking at this early stage would be foolish.

Johnson is widely reported as being the Commanders' top choice. The progressive play-caller is scheduled to interview with the Los Angeles Chargers and Seattle Seahawks today (Saturday). It's a fast-moving situation, so expect to hear something one way or another in the coming days.

Watch this space, I guess.