Ranking the 3 biggest Commanders' strengths after 2023 offseason moves

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What are the biggest strengths surrounding the Washington Commanders after one of the more dramatic offseason periods in franchise history?

The Washington Commanders have been working with limited resources with the ownership in flux this offseason. So those in power deserve credit for making the most of what was available in the hope of better fortunes in 2023.

In fairness to the Commanders, they weren't that far away last season. If Sam Howell can become a consistent quarterback and other problem position groups also make strides, then a return to the playoffs is a realistic goal next time around.

Preparations are gathering pace ahead of training camp which will also include joint practices with the Baltimore Ravens. We are still relatively early in the process, but certain areas of potential dominance are pretty obvious from the outside looking in.

With that being said, we ranked the three biggest Commanders' strengths after a 2023 offseason that will live long in the memory.

No. 3: Commanders safety group

The Washington Commanders have one of the best young safety tandems anywhere in the league to depend upon next season. Kamren Curl and Darrick Forrest will look to enhance their ever-growing reputations in 2023 and the team also has some decent options below them on the depth chart for good measure.

Percy Butler looks set for more involvement in Year 2. All-Pro special teams ace Jeremy Reaves could be seeking additional reps on the defensive rotation after signing his tender, and the Commanders spent their second-round selection on Quan Martin - a versatile defensive back that can operate on the backend or as a nickel cornerback if needed.

This is almost an embarrassment of riches for defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. Considering the lack of talent at linebacker, expect to see multiple safety alignments depending on the situation.