Commanders news: Jayden Daniels, Adam Peters, RFK Stadium and Johnny Newton

There is a growing sense of excitement surrounding the Washington Commanders heading into the 2024 season. Adam Peters and his staff have frantically reconstructed a roster that was in desperate need of improvements. There is a lot of hard work ahead, but those in power have done a magnificent job of filling holes and finding dynamic individuals capable of fitting into head coach Dan Quinn’s way of thinking.

Commanders Adam Peters didn't try to fix everything in first offseason - The Washington Post

Nobody is expecting the Commanders to make a Super Bowl push next time around. What fans are anticipating is their team being more competitive and executing more effectively in all phases. If these objectives are obtained, it won’t take much longer for progress to arrive.

With the draft done, attention is quickly turning to the NFL’s upcoming schedule release. There isn’t a confirmed date as yet, but it normally happens sometime this month, giving fans time to plan their trips and identify which games are worth attending.

While we wait for further developments, the stories generating discussion include Adam Peters’ trade options during the draft, the Commanders receiving outside help before selecting Jayden Daniels, Ben Sinnott on being compared to one of the game’s greats, and an early projection in the 2025 NFL Draft.

Let’s delve into each topic in more detail.

It didn’t seem likely that the Washington Commanders would ever trade out of the No. 2 overall selection in the 2024 NFL Draft. Adam Peters was in a prime position to find a legitimate franchise-changing quarterback once Caleb Williams went to the Chicago Bears at No. 1. After so much mismanagement at football’s most important position under previous regimes, it was an opportunity the new general manager wasn’t going to waste.

During a recent radio appearance, Peters revealed via USA Today Sports that he received one legitimate offer for the No. 2 pick. However, the offer didn’t come anywhere close to moving from their desired path, which was Jayden Daniels.

“I think you’d be surprised, really, in terms of the offers. We got, really one solid offer and didn’t even move the needle. It would have taken, it had to move mountains to get us off Jayden.”

Some fans were eager for the Commanders to trade down for a king’s ransom and provide a solid footing to enhance this substantial rebuilding project. But at the same time, prospects with Daniels’ credentials don’t grow on trees.

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