Washington Commanders 3 best offseason additions in 2022

Washington Commanders, Jahan Dotson (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Washington Commanders, Jahan Dotson (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /
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The team comes off a second straight seven-win season. But that wasn’t enough to win the NFC East in 2021. Are the Washington Commanders a better team?

It’s safe to say that over the last two years, the NFL franchise in Washington D.C. has made more noise off the field than it has on it. Yes, the club now known as the Commanders has had its issues. The club hasn’t won a championship since besting the Buffalo Bills, 37-24, in Super Bowl XXVI. Indeed, that was the 1991 NFL season.

The team has only made an occasional playoff appearance since then. Washington’s last winning record came in 2016 but it also should be noted that they won the NFC East in 2020 albeit with a 7-9 record. A year ago, Ron Rivera’s team won seven games for the second consecutive year. But this time around, it added up to a third-place finish in the division.

The Commanders have a new quarterback in the fold and several other new faces. Which three of the team’s offseason additions will prove to be the best?

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Washington Commanders, Carson Wentz (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

Washington Commanders top offseason pickup no. 3: QB Carson Wentz (Indianapolis Colts via trade)

There’s certainly a lot of pressure on a performer who is now with his third NFL franchise in as many years. Last offseason, then-Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Carson Wentz was dealt to the Colts. He was a much-improved player from his disastrous 2020, hitting on 62.4 percent of his passes and throwing nearly four times as many TD passes (27) as interceptions (7).

But he did lose five fumbles and his 12 total turnovers came at arguably the worst times. Still, Washington is getting a very talented player who is also extremely familiar with the NFC East. And a little stability via Wentz could make life much easier for a Washington offense that has been erratic at best in recent seasons.