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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6. Jeremy Chinn - Commanders LB/S

Kamren Curl didn't get offered a new deal by the Washington Commanders. This was something of a surprise, but those in power felt Jeremy Chinn's athletic attributes would be a better fit within Dan Quinn and Joe Whitt Jr.'s new defensive system.

Chinn's arrival comes with plenty of intrigue. The do-it-all defensive playmaker took the league by storm in 2020, but the Carolina Panthers switched him back to the safety position from an outside linebacker the following year. This diminished his overall impact and exposed weakness in coverage.

Things got even worse for Chinn last season. Ejiro Evero reduced the former second-round selection to a backup in his 3-4 base scheme. This was frustrating from Chinn's perspective, who made no secret of his desire for a fresh start once his contract expired.

This sort of versatility and instinctive play is something Quinn knows how to utilize effectively. Hopefully, Chinn's one-year deal can emerge into a longer-term arrangement if he hits the ground running.

5. Tyler Biadasz - Commanders C

The Nick Gates experiment quickly became an unmitigated disaster and he was released after just one season. Considering Ricky Stromberg remains an unknown quantity after being seldom seen as a rookie, targeting a plug-and-play starter at the center position represented a huge need for the Commanders once the free-agent frenzy commenced.

Quinn turned to someone he knows well, signing Tyler Biadasz to a three-year, $29.25 million deal. The pair built a working relationship during their time on the Dallas Cowboys and based on previous production, this represents an immediate upgrade on anything the Commanders churned out in 2023.

Biadasz played 1,028 snaps on offense for the Cowboys last season, giving up three sacks and conceding three penalties en route to a creditable 68.6 grade from Pro Football Focus. If the former fourth-round selection out of Wisconsin performs up to the same level or perhaps even raises his game further, this will be money well spent from Washington's perspective.