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Jonathan Allen doubles down on Commanders future

It doesn't take a genius to figure out that Jonathan Allen is far from pleased about another season of abject failure. The Washington Commanders sit at 4-9 heading into their bye week, which is a far cry from the bold claims of potentially securing a playoff berth before the 2023 campaign.

Allen hasn't been shy in voicing his frustrations throughout the season. The veteran defensive tackle is tired of losing and doubled down on his intent not to go through yet another rebuild in Washington based on comments via Sports Illustrated.

"I do want to win. I’m not in the business of going through another rebuild. One thousand percent. I mean, I'd be lying if I said I didn't. I play this game to win, and I would love to win here for sure, but I want to win first and foremost…That's always going to be at the front and center of my mind."

Jonathan Allen via Sports Illustrated

The former first-round pick out of Alabama went on to say he'll evaluate his future after the team finishes the season. But Allen didn't rule out the prospect of his representatives going to the Commanders and asking for a trade.

If Allen doesn't want to be part of a rebuilding process - which is exactly what the Commanders will be undertaking this offseason - then the eventual outcome is obvious. Something that would give Washington more draft capital to spend on problem position groups.