Commanders News: Jacoby Brissett, Emmanuel Forbes, Terry McLaurin and Logan Thomas

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

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Which Washington Commanders' news stories are hitting the headlines with just a few short days remaining until their first preseason game of 2023?

It might only be a warmup game, but the fact Washington Commanders football is back this week represents another reason for excitement. Training camp and putting pads on are one thing, but there's no substitute for live fire in a game day setting for the coaching staff to evaluate before final cuts are due after this month.

Until then, among the stories causing debate recently include Jacoby Brissett's natural progression, Terry McLaurin's chances for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Logan Thomas' health status, and Emmanuel Forbes picking things up quickly.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders WR Terry McLaurin's HOF chances

Earning a spot among the NFL immortals in Canton, Ohio is every player's dream. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the absolute pinnacle - something many legendary figures throughout Washington Commanders franchise history have achieved for their respective contributions to such a storied organization.

When naming one player from every NFL team that could make the Pro Football Hall of Fame one day, Bryan DeArdo from CBS Sports selected Terry McLaurin as the Commanders' choice. However, the writer noted this is not a lock and more productive quarterback play is the only way this dream becomes realistic at any stage.

"Steady QB play in D.C. would do wonders for [Terry] McLaurin. McLaurin has been one of the league's most consistent and productive receivers since coming into the NFL in 2019. He was selected to his first Pro Bowl last year after tallying nearly 1,200 receiving yards while catching passes from three different starting quarterbacks."

Bryan DeArdo, CBS Sports

McLaurin will be hoping that Sam Howell can finally provide him with an assured presence under center. The former Ohio State star's numbers have been nothing short of exceptional despite subpar quarterback play, so there's just no telling what the Pro Bowler might be able to accomplish with additional stability.