Commanders: Stealing one player from each NFC East foe in 2023

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If the Washington Commanders could steal one player from each of their NFC East rivals for the 2023 season, which would they choose?

The Washington Commanders went from being in one of the league's worst divisions to the most competitive quickly. Three teams from the NFC East made the playoffs in 2022, with the Philadelphia Eagles going one better and winning the NFC Conference championship en route to the Super Bowl.

Washington might have joined them in the postseason had they gained another win. There's nothing head coach Ron Rivera can do about that now, but it promises to be another tough challenge within the division next season as pressure increases under new ownership.

If the Commanders cannot stake a claim, then landmark alterations to those in positions of power will follow. But there is a quiet sense of optimism that a profitable campaign could be in the offing barring any major hiccups beforehand.

It's a hypothetical scenario, obviously. But if the Commanders had the choice of stealing one player from each of their NFC East rivals, who could help most in 2023?

Commanders steal Zack Martin

  • Offensive Line | Dallas Cowboys

The Washington Commanders have made what will hopefully be some decent alterations to their offensive line this offseason. But even though he's not the destructive force of old, Zack Martin represents an immediate upgrade on anything they boast on the interior currently.

Martin is a sure-fire future Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the greatest offensive guards of the modern era. It was another outstanding campaign from the former first-round pick in 2022, where he didn't give up a sack and conceded just one penalty from 1,143 snaps as the Dallas Cowboys made the postseason.

While the temptation to steal Micah Parsons is obvious, the Commanders have enough on their defensive line next season. Therefore, someone with Martin's pedigree in a position of need is a no-brainer.