Commanders news: Kirk Cousins, Jacoby Brissett, Jamin Davis and Justin Fields

Delving deeper into the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.
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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines with a few days remaining until the legal tampering period begins?

While speculation continues to rise about what the Washington Commanders are going to do during the 2024 NFL Draft, there are many irons in the fire - so to speak - for general manager Adam Peters. Free agency is rapidly approaching and the franchise has $96 million in available space. Not all of it will be spent in one go, but it's a good opportunity for the new front-office leader to stamp his mark and get this franchise trending in a positive direction.

Developments and rumors should happen quickly in the coming days as dominos begin to fall around the league. While we wait for further information, the stories causing debate include pursuing Kirk Cousins, trading for Justin Fields, a potential landing spot for Jacoby Brissett, and a new role touted for linebacker Jamin Davis.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Jacoby Brissett's next stop?

After flashing in cameo appearances when Ron Rivera decided to take Sam Howell out of the firing line, Jacoby Brissett could generate some interest for quarterback-needy teams in free agency. The veteran might not set the world alight, but he's steady and dependable. This makes him a useful asset as a potential starter or occupying a prominent backup position.

During an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, Adam Schefter of ESPN touted the New England Patriots as a landing spot for Brissett based on comments via The Comeback. This would provide a short-term replacement for Mac Jones and potentially allow them to go in a different direction from No. 3 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft.

"I’m not going to tell you that New England is into Baker [Mayfield]. I could see it, but I think when we’re talking New England the first two names that come to my mind would be Joe Flacco and Jacoby Brissett."

Adam Schefter via The Comeback

Brissett will be looking for a franchise that gives him a fighting chance of becoming a No. 1 option once again. New England makes sense, but they are also in a position to choose Drake Maye or Jayden Daniels depending on what the Washington Commanders do at No. 2.

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