Commanders News: Sam Howell, Ron Rivera, draft standing and Brock Bowers

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 as fans get set to enjoy a stress-free Sunday watching NFL action?

The Washington Commanders will be watching this afternoon as the Week 14 slate takes center stage. Ron Rivera's men are mercifully on their bye, which is a good time to restock and refresh in the hope of finishing the campaign strongly.

As fans prepare for a relaxing afternoon without having to worry about the Commanders, the stories causing debate include Ron Rivera's unwavering confidence, Sam Howell's precarious situation, selecting Brock Bowers in a recent 2024 mock draft, and what the team's fanbase should be rooting for this weekend.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders draft standing

The Washington Commanders currently hold the No. 4 overall selection in the 2024 NFL Draft. This puts them firmly in the mix for a quarterback prospect despite Sam Howell's encouraging performances. However, the need to fortify the offensive line cannot be ignored either.

With no game for the Commanders this weekend, they'll be watching how teams around them perform. The Arizona Cardinals are also on the bye, so Washington won't be going any higher for this weekend, at least. But if those around them manage to gain victories, it'll all but cement their top-five status.

Keep an eye on the Chicago Bears and New York Jets' results today. The Tennessee Titans play on Monday night versus the Miami Dolphins, who put a whopping on the Commanders before their extended rest period.