Four coaching candidates for Commanders to pair with young quarterbacks

The Washington Commanders own the second overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. Unless their future coach believes quarterback Sam Howell is salvageable, the Commanders will almost surely take a quarterback with that pick. 

And, given that player's immediate importance to the franchise, Washington would be wise to choose an offensive-minded coach. 

So, while we don't rule out Bill Belichick, Mike Vrabel, Pete Caroll, Dan Quinn, Aaron Glenn, Raheem Morris, Mike Macdonald, Antonio Pierce, or Anthony Weaver as coaching prospects, this may not be the ideal match. 

With that said, here are four possibilities who would be qualified to assist develop whichever young quarterback new general manager Adam Peters selects at No. 2. 

Within 30 minutes of the Commanders naming Peters as their next general manager last Thursday, a slew of NFL insiders all indicated that Johnson is the favorite to be the next coach. 

That raises the question of whether Peters' pitch for the job included Johnson's agreement to join him when Detroit's postseason run ended. 

Hiring the hot offensive coordinator does not often work out, but Johnson has done such an excellent job resurrecting quarterback Jared Goff's career and blending youthful talent for the Lions that he appears to be a wonderful fit for the Commanders. 

It's understandable to be concerned that Slowik is only in his first year as offensive coordinator, but he's done wonders with potential Offensive Rookie of the Year C.J. Stroud. 

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