The Washington Commanders have changed their name already this offseason, after a two-year stint as the Washington Football Team. After a 7-10 season, they need a lot more than a name change to help this team. The only thing worse than the on-field product is FedEx Field. While the team was breaking on the field, the Stadium was breaking all around them.
For this squad to get back to the playoffs, there must be changes. Here are three things the Washington Commanders must address in the 2022 NFL Offseason.
3 Things the Washington Commanders Must Address in the 2022 NFL Offseason
1. Draft a QB
The Taylor Heinicke Experiment hasn’t exactly gone the way they thought it would. There are some good QBs in this draft that Washington should take a chance on. Matt Corral or Kenny Pickett could be first-round picks if they wanted, or they could wait and get Sam Howell, Carson Strong or Desmond Ridder in the second round. Have them sit behind Heinicke for the year and then let them loose in their year two. Unless Heinicke works out and gets the Commanders to the playoffs, then stay with the hot hand.
2. Get Some WR Help
Terry McLaurin is a great WR and has helped out his QBs since he came into the league. He cannot do it all, though. Curtis Samuel was hurt or he would’ve been up there to help too, but the Commanders need to give themselves some receiving help. Another WR could help in case someone gets an injury, because they happen. They have just under $32 million to play with in cap space, so look for them to make some moves.
3. Stop Doing Stupid Things Off the Field
This is pretty much directed at two people in the Washington Commanders organization, but they can all follow this. Dan Snyder is one of the worst owners, if not the worst owner, in the NFL. From all the allegations to wanting the Commanders to do an investigation on the wrongdoings he did. The NFL said no and that they will be doing the investigation on his wrongdoings. Snyder just needs to sell. He won’t, but he is bringing down the franchise with what he has done.
Then, a more recent thing that just happened. Jonathan Allen did an AMA on Twitter. One fan asked who he would want to eat dinner with. Allen responded with “My grandfather, Hitler, Micheal Jackson.” He later said that he would want to talk military strategy with him. Even if that is the case and you want to know that, you probably shouldn’t be saying it. Allen has since apologized, but the 27-year-old defensive lineman should know better.