Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as head coach and general manager dominos continue to fall around the NFL?
Things are heating up across the NFL as teams frantically look to appoint head coaches and general managers. Pre-draft assessment events are rapidly approaching and free agency is a mere two months away. For the Washington Commanders, it's important to stay the course and not become reactionary to everything going on elsewhere.
Confidence is high the level of purpose and composure demonstrated so far this offseason can continue in the days, weeks, and months ahead under Josh Harris' ownership group and general manager Adam Peters. While we wait for further developments, the stories causing conversation include Ron Rivera's next potential destination, a respected analyst tipping the Commanders to select Jayden Daniels at No. 2 overall, a plea to give Eric Bieniemy serious consideration, and the interview process ramping up.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Commanders line up second interviews
There were only seven shortlisted candidates to become Washington Commanders head coach. Josh Harris and his brain trust spent enough time during the season finalizing their list of options to ensure a broader scope wasn't needed. This also aligned with new general manager Adam Peters' vision based on lengthy discussions before his appointment became official.
According to multiple reports, two experienced figures have been confirmed for second interviews. Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator and former Washington coach Raheem Morris is one. Dan Quinn - Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator - is another.
Of course, the Commanders are not permitted to arrange in-person interviews with coaches involved in postseason action. If their choice is Ben Johnson, Mike Macdonald, Aaron Glenn, or Anthony Weaver, it's a waiting game.