Ranking Commanders' offensive position groups against NFC East rivals in 2023

How does the Washington Commanders offense compare to those within the division?

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Commanders position groups vs. NFC East - TE

1. Philadelphia Eagles

Dallas Goedert is the best tight end in the division. Hence, the Philadelphia Eagles have the best tight ends in the division. It’s that simple.

They also have Jack Stoll, who does for Philadelphia what John Bates does for the Washington Commanders. The Eagles also added red zone threat Dan Arnold as another receiving option.

2. New York Giants

Darren Waller is a huge question mark. He began as a mostly-failed receiver before transitioning to tight end with the Las Vegas Raiders and showing the potential to be the best big-play tight end in the league. But he turns 31 years old this season and has had some injury issues, so the New York Giants can’t be sure just what they are getting.

Daniel Bellinger is a decent second option who can line up in-line or out wide. Baltimore’s Lawrence Cager is an intriguing pass-catching option if Waller falters.

3. Washington Commanders

Logan Thomas isn’t as dynamic as Waller, but some of the same questions apply. At 32 years old and coming off several injuries, can he remain a reliable first option for the Commanders?

If he can’t, there’s really no one to take over.

John Bates is a good in-line blocker, but the loss of Armani Rogers took away the Commanders' most exciting young option. Maybe second-year player Cole Turner can emerge this season.

If Thomas returns to form, this is a solid position. If not, this is a potential sinkhole.

4. Dallas Cowboys

If rookie Luke Schoonmaker lives up to his second-round draft pedigree, the Dallas Cowboys move up. But recent history suggests that it is almost impossible for rookie tight ends to have a major impact, no matter how talented.

So the Cowboys are left with mediocre young vets Jake Ferguson and Peyton Hendershot to fill in until Schoonmaker rounds into form.