The Washington Commanders “will definitely pursue” star quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson this offseason via a potential trade, according to ESPN’s John Keim.
According to that report, “Washington has reached out to every team to inquire about a quarterback’s availability and the cost” and “started its search with a list of 42 quarterbacks.”
Reaching out to all teams means they likely called the Chiefs yet again about a QB, and this time, it was Patrick Mahomes.
The Commanders thought they were set at QB for the near future when they traded for the Chiefs’ Alex Smith in 2018. But Smith suffered a horrific injury during a game in his first season, and Washington has struggled to find a QB1.
Last year, the team rolled with Taylor Heinicke (3,419 yards, 20 touchdowns, 15 interceptions) as its starter. The season before, the team team cycled through Alex Smith, Dwayne Haskins, Kyle Allen and Heinicke. In 2019, Haskins and Case Keenum both got run.
The franchise are desperate to try and stop the revolving door of quarterbacks behind center.