Ranking the nine best signings from Commanders 2024 free agency

It's was a dramatic start to Adam Peters' first recruitment period.
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Ranking the nine best signings from a dramatic free-agency period for the Washington Commanders under general manager Adam Peters.

All eyes were on the Washington Commanders as the clock ticked down towards the legal tampering period. Adam Peters was armed with the league's most salary-cap space and a bounty of draft assets to further sweeten the pot. It came as no surprise to see the team's new general manager become incredibly active as a result.

Peters brought in a plethora of fresh faces on deals that don't jeopardize Washington's future financial flexibility. The front-office leader installed a level of professionalism and purpose seldom seen during the Dan Snyder years. With nine draft selections to fill remaining needs, things are looking up at long last.

It's been almost impossible to keep up with all the transactions. We took a look and ranked the nine best, basing the criteria on positional importance, the cost involved, and what impact they could make for the Commanders in 2024 with new head coach Dan Quinn leading the charge.

Let's get to it…

9. Michael Davis - Commanders CB

The Washington Commanders needed to find another veteran cornerback after letting Kendal Fuller walk for the Miami Dolphins in free agency. Those in power settled on Michael Davis, who brings plenty of starting experience from his time with the Los Angeles Chargers and could potentially be a short-term stopgap solution for Dan Quinn and Joe Whitt Jr.'s defensive scheme.

Davis might not be a world-beater these days, but he's solid enough. Tasking him with prominent starting responsibilities might be a stretch, but there remains hope that Benjamin St-Juste, Quan Martin, and former first-round pick Emmanuel Forbes can make strides under the exceptional guidance of Quinn and Whitt.

If Davis can become a rotational piece capable of stepping in at a moment's notice to make plays, that'll be enough. That said, the Commanders should still look towards the 2024 NFL Draft for another capable coverage presence to improve their chances of defensive growth.