Grading the Commanders latest six moves including Sam Howell trade

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Grading the Washington Commanders' latest six offseason moves in 2024, including their decision to trade quarterback Sam Howell.

There is never a dull moment where the Washington Commanders are concerned. It's been one of the more dramatic and eventful weeks in recent memory as Adam Peters begins his substantial roster overhaul. The new general manager has been aggressive yet sensible in terms of spending. Some decisions were tougher than others, but the common goal remains the same.

After their latest flurry of activity, things became clearer for the Commanders. Peters has kept all options open up to this point, but there is no doubt about what those in power have planned at No. 2 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft anymore.

Peters has a plan. It's been refreshing to see the Commanders move with such conviction. Meshing so many new faces will be tricky, but head coach Dan Quinn boasts outstanding credentials and he's formed a prolific staff team capable of achieving this objective.

With that being said, we graded the latest five moves made by the Commanders, including their decision to trade quarterback Sam Howell to the Seattle Seahawks.

Commanders re-signed Efe Obada

Not many out-of-contract Washington Commanders players have been given a reprieve by the new regime. Jeremy Reaves and Jamison Crowder were re-signed earlier this week. Perhaps surprisingly, Efe Obada also got a one-year extension to solidify the team's defensive line depth.

Obada is currently rehabilitating a serious leg injury that ended his 2023 campaign prematurely. The defensive lineman revealed that Quinn was one of the few who called to show support after the incident despite being employed by a rival. That's a huge measure of the man Washington's new head coach is and the esteem in which the Nigerian-born player is held.

Grade: B

Much will depend on whether Obada's long recovery journey suffers further complications. Still, his versatility and proven production from a rotational role could be useful within Quinn and Joe Whitt Jr.'s more dynamic scheme.