Commanders boss give 3 key reasons Jayden Daniels would be perfect fit with Commanders in 2024 NFL Draft

The Commanders have placed all of the pieces in place for Jayden Daniels.
Jayden Daniels seemed to outperform all other quarterbacks in college football past season, at least on an individual level. That’s what the Heisman Trophy voters informed us after he won the honor in December. He is presently regarded one of the top picks in the 2024 NFL Draft.
Daniels was unquestionably one of the top quarterbacks in college football last season. He was responsible for keeping the Tigers in close games and pulling off late victory when the defense failed to make stops. Without him, LSU would not have won as many games as it did last season.

His efforts, where he won games not just with his arm but with his legs, put him in the spotlight, especially playing an SEC schedule. Daniels threw for 3,812 yards and 40 touchdowns to just four interceptions, with a 72.2 percent completion percentage, plus another 1,134 yards rushing with another 10 touchdowns, according to Sports-Reference.

The only question now is, will those efforts be good enough to make him a top 2 or 3 pick? With as much hype as has been surrounding him since his impressive final college season, it would be shocking to not see him taken in the first round at the very least. One team in particular that has created a lot of interest in Daniels is the Washington Commanders, who Adam Schefter believes is taking him over the presumed No. 2 pick, going back to even last year in North Carolina’s Drake Maye (per the ‘Trap or Dive podcast). This might be a perfect fit, however. Here’s why

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Jayden Daniels will have a solid supporting cast with the Commanders
Should the former Arizona State and LSU quarterback find his way to our nation’s capital, he will join a solid supporting cast on the offense. He’ll already have a WR1 in Terry McLaurin, plus 2022’s first-round draft pick Jahan Dotson as targets, not to mention a veteran tight end in Zach Ertz that Washington picked up in free agency.In the backfield, there will also be free-agent pickup Austin Ekeler, who will be sharing carries with Brian Robinson Jr. The Commanders also didn’t forget the offensive line in free agency. Looking for a veteran center, they signed Pro Bowl center Tyler Biadasz. The line will still need some work that maybe the draft can also help with, but at least Daniels has the wheels to move if under pressure.

Kliff Kingsbury is the Commanders’ offensive coordinator.
Kliff Kingsbury, former Arizona Cardinals head coach, is the Commanders’ new offensive coordinator and is regarded as one of the best offseason hires. Kingsbury joins Washington’s all-new staff, which includes new head coach Dan Quinn. However, Kingsbury is the most significant of Quinn’s hires, especially in the case of Jayden Daniels, due to his dual-threat capabilities.
Kingsbury has tremendous experience with dual-threat quarterbacks, dating back to his time at Texas A&M with Johnny Manziel. He has also coached similar quarterbacks at the college and professional levels, including Baker Mayfield, Patrick Mahomes, and Kyler Murray. If there’s one coach that can use Daniel’s skill set and get the most out of him, The Commanders signed Marcus Mariota.
While the signing of Marcus Mariota may not appear appealing, it could be if the Commanders make Daniels the second overall pick. The journeyman quarterback has been in the game for nearly ten years and has seen just about everything. He also entered the league before the dual-threat quarterback was popular. Quinn and Kingsbury’s intentions with his signing are uncertain, aside from having a veteran starter. However, Mariota, who has a comparable skill set to Daniels, might serve as a mentor to the rookie quarterback, assisting him in adjusting to the NFL environment.

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