Change is in the air in Washington. Last week, the Commanders hired Dan Quinn as head coach. He will be introduced to the media on Monday. This came two weeks after Washington landed the most coveted general manager candidate in the NFL, Adam Peters.
On Sunday night, Quinn began building his coaching staff. First, the news broke that the Commanders had hired former Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury as offensive coordinator. Washington hired Cowboys secondary coach Joe Whitt Jr. as defensive coordinator shortly afterward.
Washington players were already excited about the hiring of Peters and Quinn, with defensive tackle Jonathan Allen saying he was looking forward to next season.
After news broke of Kingsbury’s hiring, two prominent Washington players shared their excitement over the move via X, formerly Twitter.
First, wide receiver Jahan Dotson.
Super Tuff ‼️😭
— Jahan Dotson (@JahanDotson) February 5, 2024
Dotson had a promising rookie season in 2022. However, the former first-round pick took a big step back statistically in 2023 under new offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. Kingsbury’s offense will be fun for Washington’s wide receivers.
Also, Washington’s leading rusher, Brian Robinson Jr., weighed in on the news:
— Brian K Robinson Jr (@BrianR_4) February 5, 2024
Robinson had a bit of a breakout season in 2023, but Bieniemy’s offense was last in the NFL in rushing attempts. And while Kingsbury’s Air Raid offense is pass-heavy, he runs the ball much more frequently than many assume.
Washington players appear ready for the new era.