The Washington Commanders are in the middle of a playoff race.
They have a record of 7-5-1 and have made an impressive turnaround this season.
But, even if the Commanders do make the playoffs they do not have the talent to compete for a Super Bowl.
Here are two roster changes the Commanders should make this offseason.
1. Find A Franchise Quarterback
Even though Heinicke has been an improvement over Wentz, he is still far from a franchise quarterback.
It is time for the Commanders to pay up for their next signal caller.
The end zone angle of Taylor Heinicke’s fourth down completion to Curtis Samuel on Washington’s late TD drive is absurd. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/6KEDYFoQcq
— Ethan Cadeaux (@Ethan_Cadeaux) December 5, 2022
Whether that means spending a first-round pick on one or signing one in free agency, they need an upgrade there.
This upcoming draft class might have as many as four or five first-round-caliber quarterbacks.
But, the Commanders can not let another year go by where they do not invest in the most important position on the field.
2. Find Another Pass Rusher
The Commanders defense has played pretty well this season.
But, they could use another pass rusher, especially with the uncertainty around Chase Young‘s health.
Young has yet to play in a game this season but is expected to be back soon.
The defensive line is one of the biggest strengths of the Commanders.
If the Commanders are to make the playoffs, the defense will in all likelihood have to lead the way. Here's what I think of the unit's key contributors before the season's most crucial set of games https://t.co/8xYFUrTzp7
— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) December 7, 2022
But, having another elite pass rusher could elevate their team to a new level.
Adding depth at one of the most important spots on the field is never a bad thing.
Now is the time for Washington to double down on the defensive line and continue to cause problems in the NFC.