Commanders sale is bad news for the NFC East
Ron Rivera's primary focus will be on preparing his team for training camp, but the Washington Commanders have a landmark date in franchise history to navigate before then. This, of course, surrounds July 20 and the organization falling under new ownership at long last.
The group led by Josh Harris has everything in place to ensure a successful vote to rid the Commanders of Dan Snyder. No big changes are expected immediately, but the billionaire is sure to make his presence known in Ashburn during a critical camp.
Harris and his team of investors have ambitious plans for the Commanders. According to Jon Machota of The Athletic on 106.7 The Fan via USA Today Sports, this could be bad news for the NFC East as a sleeping giant wakes.
"I don’t know if new ownership will make the Commanders instantaneously one of the Top 10 teams in the NFL again, but getting away from what they’ve been has to be a huge positive. I’ve done a ton of interviews, and when people want to talk about that sale, I tell them that this is bad for the Cowboys. If you’re a Cowboys fan you want Dan Snyder to own the Commanders forever. The last thing you want is the Commanders getting back in this thing, and all of a sudden, it’s the clear best division in football. You want them to stay down!"- Jon Machota via USA Today Sports
Better fortunes are not going to happen overnight. Snyder left a tremendous mess for Harris to clean up and is walking away with a healthy profit, but there is now optimism where only misery and incompetence resided for more than two decades.
And that, above all else, should have the division looking at the Commanders differently.