Scenarios for every Washington Commanders tight end in 2023

It's now or never for the Commanders tight end group in 2023.

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Logan Thomas - Commanders TE

In 2020, it looked like Logan Thomas had it all figured out. He was given the No. 1 tight end spot for the first time in his career and despite a very shaky quarterback situation, he produced a fine campaign, doubling his career totals to that point in most major statistical categories.

Just as importantly, he had an understanding of the game that outpaced everyone else on offense - no doubt a result of his many years spent at quarterback. Thomas was invariably the player who recognized that a ball might not be dead or that the clock was ticking down when others on the offense seemed unaware.

Injuries seriously limited his production in the past two seasons. At 32 years old, there has to be a concern that he may never return to his 2020 form.

BEST: He does return to form. Playing under Eric Bieniemy, who saw firsthand what a big, smart tight end could do with the Kansas City Chiefs, Thomas could well replicate, or even exceed his 2020 season with 75 catches for 750 yards and eight touchdowns.

WORST: Injuries. They have plagued him the last two seasons. When Thomas returned last season, he did not run with the same authority he had displayed in 2020.

Serious injury is always the worst-case scenario for a player. But in Thomas’ case, a more realistic worst-case is that he continues suffering nagging lower body injuries which leave him a shell of his 2020 self. He is already dealing with a calf strain in the early days of camp, and I can assure you, the Washington Commanders are concerned.

REALISTIC: Thomas plays in at least 12 games and though he does not replicate 2020, he makes some big plays, going for 50 catches and 485 receiving yards. A large part of how this fairly mundane production will affect the team depends on…