2. Washington Commanders
Washington is in an interesting spot this offseason. It’s obvious that the Commanders are in need of a quarterback. Taylor Heinicke was a cool story, but he showed last season that he is simply not the answer as a long-term starter.
The NFC East is one of the weakest divisions in the NFL. Dallas will be viewed as the team to beat, as the other three teams in the division have question marks at quarterback.
Jimmy Garoppolo is a solid option for the Commanders to consider. The defense took a step back last season, but much of that could have been a result of Washington’s offense failing to sustain drives. As limited as Garoppolo is, he is an upgrade over Heinicke. He also brings playoff experience to a team that has clear postseason aspirations.
This is a very similar situation to Pittsburgh. Washington has the 11th pick in this year’s draft and it is plausible that it uses that pick to select a quarterback who could sit and learn. Matt Corral is a name that has consistently been linked to the Commanders. But like most of the quarterbacks in this class, there are questions if he is ready to start Week 1 of his rookie campaign, leaving the need for a stopgap.
On another note, the Commanders could also just trade for Garoppolo and draft a weapon or a cornerback to build a formidable roster around Jimmy G.