Commanders future excites Jonathan Allen
Much has been made of Jonathan Allen's unhappiness throughout the 2023 season. Frustrations about giving his all for a perennial loser were starting to take their toll. The veteran defensive tackle even hinted about a potential move away from the Washington Commanders in pursuit of potentially landing on a contender.
While that might still prove to be the case, the hirings of general manager Adam Peters and head coach Dan Quinn seem to have altered Allen's perception based on comments via USA Today Sports. He seems to be fully on board with the new hires and reiterated his desire to win in Washington rather than take his chances elsewhere.
"I’m excited, man. (GM) Mr. (Adam) Peters and Coach (Dan) Quinn, I think we’ve done a lot of great things; we’ve brought in a lot of winners, guys who’ve been to Super Bowls, guys who have been a part of winning Super Bowl organizations. I am excited. It matters a lot; my goal has always been to win a Super Bowl. But, I want to win it here. Obviously, winning a Super Bowl someplace else would be great, but it wouldn’t be the same as winning it here. I went to high school in this area; I grew up a Washington fan, so, obviously, I want to win here."- Jonathan Allen via USA Today Sports
Of course, much will depend on how upcoming discussions go between Allen and Washington's new power couple in the coming weeks. A situation could emerge where the Commanders make a business decision and extract maximum value for the lineman. But there's also a good chance he sticks around for another season at least.