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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Commanders draft Drake Maye in Daniel Jeremiah's mock 1.0

One of the biggest problems facing the Washington Commanders this offseason centers on the quarterback position. There are many other items on general manager Adam Peters' agenda, but it's called football's most important position for a reason.

Sam Howell was a difficult evaluation. The circumstances around the former fifth-round selection weren't great, but the dip in production over the second half of 2023 makes it difficult to think he'll get a free run at the No. 1 spot next time around.

The possibilities are endless for the Commanders. They have salary-cap space to sign a capable veteran. They could also identify some of the top-level quarterbacks from the college ranks from No. 2 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Speculation is rampant about which way the Commanders go. Respected draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah from NFL.com tipped North Carolina prospect Drake Maye to be the guy in his first mock of the process.

"It’s a new era in Washington led by general manager Adam Peters. The Commanders find their quarterback of the future in Maye."

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com

Maye is another Tar Heel - like Howell. His outstanding traits are easily transferable to the pros. If Ben Johnson becomes head coach, the incoming signal-caller's ability looks tailor-made for the scheme he deploys.

There are a lot of moving parts and things will change quickly. One thing that cannot be disputed is Washington's dire need to find a long-term quarterback sooner rather than later.