Terry McLaurin adopts perfect approach to latest Commanders QB upheaval

Quarterback changes are nothing new for Terry McLaurin.
Terry McLaurin
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Washington Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin is taking the perfect approach to yet another franchise quarterback change.

Terry McLaurin has seen his fair share of quarterback upheaval during his time with the Washington Commanders. Another landmark alteration is on the way at No. 2 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft, something that will hopefully solve this complex riddle for the next decade.

McLaurin is the epitome of doing more with less. Despite having no consistent quarterback production, the wideout accumulated four straight seasons of more than 1,000 receiving yards. The one blemish on this exceptional résumé came as a rookie in 2019. Even then, he notched 919 receiving yards and seven touchdowns despite his lack of NFL experience.

There's just no telling how much better McLaurin could be with a little extra quality and stability at football's most important position. The Commanders are hoping to rectify this by hitting on their first signal-caller under new general manager Adam Peters. After so much turmoil, the former third-round selection out of Ohio State is taking the perfect approach to this latest shift in direction.

Terry McLaurin focused on helping new Commanders QB

McLaurin acknowledged he hadn't done much independent study on the quarterbacks in contention to go No. 2 overall based on comments via Fan Nation. Instead, the wide receiver is going to let things play out, trust the higher-ups to make the correct choice, and do whatever possible to ensure the signal-caller transitions smoothly.

"I haven't really looked at them too closely. I think where we're at in the draft obviously we'll get the chance if they choose quarterback, we'll get one of the elite guys. So just looking forward to whoever they bring in kind of help bringing them along, going into my sixth year I kind of know the lay of the land and everything and anything that I can do to help them become acclimated and be a part of our team I'm going to try to do that. Obviously I don't know they don't ask me [about which QB to select], but my job is when they get here to kind of help bring them along as much as I can because we'll go as far as the quarterback goes."

Terry McLaurin via Fan Nation

Quarterback speculation and turbulence are nothing new for McLaurin. However, this is the first time that the Commanders are projected to take a college quarterback with a high-end first-rounder since he came into the league.

Ron Rivera decided not to draft either Tua Tagovailoa or Justin Herbert during his first offseason as the team's primary decision-maker in favor of Chase Young. Peters and new head coach Dan Quinn and not going to make the same mistake.

McLaurin is the locker room alpha and offensive tone-setter. He'll be among the first to call the selected guy. He'll also be eager to get down to work immediately in pursuit of developing much-needed chemistry before the campaign.

It seems like a straight battle between Jayden Daniels, Drake Maye, and perhaps even J.J. McCarthy. This is a chance for Peters to make a statement and finally solve Washington's biggest problem since Kirk Cousins left town. Having one of the league's best wide receivers to call upon will help, but much will also depend on which prospect the Commanders select to become their next franchise left tackle.

If the Commanders make the right call, nobody will benefit more than McLaurin. And make no mistake, nobody deserves quarterback stability more.