Commanders news: Kliff Kingsbury, Kendall Fuller, Drake Maye and offseason keys

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

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as excitement builds ahead of the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine?

Although the Super Bowl is firmly in the rearview mirror, there is no time for fans to turn their attention elsewhere. The offseason is well underway with pre-draft assessment events and roster decisions ongoing. For the Washington Commanders, business will pick up at next week's NFL Scouting Combine, which is always a hotbed of activity between teams, agents, and prospects looking to make a statement.

While we wait for further developments, the stories accumulating column inches include Kliff Kingsbury's quarterback plans, a potential landing spot for free-agent cornerback Kendall Fuller, Washington's key to a successful offseason, and an analyst stamping his seal of approval on the Commanders taking Drake Maye at No. 2 overall.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders offseason key

There is much hard work ahead for the Washington Commanders this offseason. They have an abundance of draft capital and financial resources. Still, general manager Adam Peters and his staff have some significant problems to navigate to get this franchise in a stronger position.

Although much will depend on which quarterback the Commanders take at No. 2 overall, Joe Tansey from The Bleacher Report highlighted the need to bolster their offensive weapons as another huge key to a successful offseason in Washington.

"The Commanders must improve their offensive skill position depth to help whomever the new quarterback is succeed in 2024. The Commanders could lose Curtis Samuel and Antonio Gibson to free agency, which would significantly diminish the offensive skill position depth. Additionally, the team may move on from long-time tight end Logan Thomas to save money on the salary cap. Thomas has not had more than 500 receiving yards in a season since 2020."

Joe Tansey, Bleacher Report

If the three aforementioned players end up departing for one reason or another, finding replacements that can hopefully upgrade each spot will be critical. Especially if the Commanders plan to move forward with a rookie signal-caller as anticipated.