Washington Commanders Depth Chart
- NFC East
- FedEx Field
- Head Coach
- Ron Rivera
- Offensive Coordinator
- Defensive Coordinator
- Jack Del Rio
- Special Teams Coach
- Nate Kaczor
- Defensive Scheme
The Washington Commanders have requested permission to interview Anthony Lynn for the team's vacant offensive coordinator position. Lynn, who is currently the assistant head coach and running backs coach for the San Francisco 49ers, previously served as offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions and Buffalo Bills and, most notably, as head coach for the Los Angeles Chargers. The Commanders have already completed interviews with numerous candidates as they look to replace Scott Turner, who had been with the team since the start of the 2020 season.
Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz and tight end Logan Thomas were mostly ineffective during the 2022-2023 campaign and are reportedly in danger of being released by the team this offseason. Although both battled with injuries throughout the year, neither was overly productive when healthy. The Commanders could save over $26 million by cutting ties with Wentz and almost $5.2 million by releasing Thomas. Sam Howell is currently expected to start under center for Washington next season, making a split with Wentz all the more inevitable. If they choose to move on from the 31-year-old Thomas, the Commanders would be left with John Bates, Armani Rogers, and Cole Turner at tight end.
The Washington Commanders will interview Atlanta Falcons quarterbacks coach Charles London for their open offensive coordinator position. London joined the Falcons in 2021 and has 13 seasons of coaching experience in the NFL, starting as an offensive quality control coach for the Chicago Bears in 2007. He has also spent time with the Tennessee Titans as an offensive assistant and the Houston Texans as a running backs coach. As Atlanta's QBs coach in 2022, London helped quarterback Marcus Mariota to a 60% completion percentage for the sixth time in his career. The biggest question for Washington moving forward is under center, where they are expected to move on from Carson Wentz.
The Washington Commanders are interviewing quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese for the offensive coordinator job on Wednesday, according to a source. The Commanders are also expected to interview Atlanta Falcons quarterbacks coach Charles London for the job later in the week. Washington is looking for a new OC after firing Scott Turner last week. Zampese has been the team's QBs coach since 2020. Along with Zampese and London, the Commanders plan to look at Pat Shurmur, Darrell Bevell and Eric Studesville for the job. It's very possible that the team moves on from quarterback Carson Wentz this offseason, which would leave Sam Howell and Taylor Heinicke to compete for the starting job in 2023, barring an outside addition at the position.
The Washington Commanders are interviewing Pat Shurmur for their vacant offensive coordinator position on Tuesday, according to sources. The Commanders are in need of a new offensive coordinator after firing Scott Turner last week. Shurmur was out of the NFL in 2022 after spending the previous two years as the offensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos. Before that, he was the head coach for the New York Giants for two seasons and also had a two-year run as a head coach of the Cleveland Browns earlier in his career. Along with those head-coaching gigs, Shurmur had stints as an offensive coordinator with the Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles in his career.