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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2. Dorance Armstrong - Commanders DE

Trading Montez Sweat and Chase Young meant the Washington Commanders were desperately seeking pass-rushing assistance this offseason. Once Dan Quinn became head coach, it didn't take long for people to link Dorance Armstrong with a move to DC.

Armstrong was one of the first signings made by the Commanders in free agency. He played the best football of his career under Quinn and should easily be able to fill a starting spot having worked within his expansive scheme previously.

The player got lost behind more star-studded performers such as Micah Parsons and DeMarcus Lawrence with the Dallas Cowboys, but his contribution was highly encouraging. Armstrong has enough explosiveness to cause consistent havoc in opposing backfields. He's also adept at setting the edge against the run, which is another overlooked area the Commanders needed to enhance.

If Armstrong takes advantage of being a featured member of Washington's defense under coaches he's already familiar with, it would be a shock if he fell flat on his face.

1. Frankie Luvu - Commanders LB

Of all the signings made by the Commanders throughout one of the more dramatic free-agent periods in franchise history, none might be more impactful than Frankie Luvu. The ferocious linebacker was a standout performer for the Carolina Panthers over the last two seasons. Despite his previous employers making him an offer to stay, the chance to become part of Quinn's defensive system proved too tempting to ignore.

Luvu brings the fire on every down. His enthusiasm is infectious and he's got one of the highest motors you'll ever see. This is backed up by exceptional production and instinctive capabilities to come up big in critical moments.

The former undrafted free agent out of Washington State is a sideline-to-sideline force with explosiveness and physicality in equal measure. Luvu is the complete package - he's dominant against the run, can rush the passer when required, and is also improving in coverage to further enhance his influence.

If Luvu brings the same passion and consistency to Washington, he'll become the beating heart of Quinn's defense from the moment he steps onto the field.