Commanders news: Kliff Kingsbury, Joe Whitt Jr., Haason Reddick and QB Plans

Delving deeper into the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Commanders QB plans

Now that head coach Dan Quinn has put the finishing touches on his prolific coaching staff, attention immediately turns to recruitment. The Washington Commanders have an abundance of resources available and a blank canvas from which to work under Josh Harris' ownership group. They need to maximize this to their benefit through free agency and the 2024 NFL Draft.

The Commanders' biggest conundrum centers on the quarterback position. Sam Howell didn't do enough to get a free run to the No. 1 spot again in 2024. Many expect those in power to spend the No. 2 overall selection on a promising signal-caller from the college ranks. Adding a free-agent veteran is something else they'll consider if the right opportunity comes along.

When discussing what he looks for in a quarterback, offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury wasn't giving too much away during his introductory presser. He jokingly declared that having Kansas City Chiefs phenom Patrick Mahomes under his wing again would be nice, but mobility was a key focal point based on comments via CBS Sports.

"I do think the game -- as you can see, you watch those guys, Brock (Purdy) and (Mahomes) -- when money's on the table, you gotta be able to make some plays with your feet, move around enough to escape a bad play. It doesn't mean you gotta run like Lamar (Jackson) or Kyler Murray, but you better be able to move a little bit and buy yourself some time, because the D-line, the rushes, the defense these days are so good."

Kliff Kingsbury via CBS Sports

Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, and Jayden Daniels all boast outstanding elusive traits. Howell is no slouch in that department, either. It'll be fascinating to see which direction the Commanders take where football's most critical position is concerned.