Washington Commanders make Ole Miss QB Matt Corral their future at 11
The newly minted Washington Commanders have a boatload of talent that will come down to the quarterback position to make it come together. However, the team is facing so many off-the-field issues that it’s hard to see this team actually succeed.
On the field, the team was hoping that former Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was the answer to take their roster, but he was hurt in week one with a hip injury and never saw the field again. Taylor Heinicke did a serviceable job but the team was rocked with injuries and COVID-19.
The team lost 2020 second overall pick defensive end Chase Young to a torn ACL during the season, running back Antonio Gibson dealt with a broken shin that he played through, the team lost JD McKissic to injury and were missing wideout Terry McClaurin for some games due to injury.
If they can bring back a healthy roster adding Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral might offer an intriguing long-term solution. Currently, Corral doesn’t look the part of a future superstar NFL player, but he is likely the most pro-ready quarterback in the draft.
Two of the four NFC East teams made the playoffs last season and Washington could make a push next season with consistent quarterback play. Corral could give them the chance, or the team could look at yet another top pick.