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If not for COVID disrupting the 2020 season and allowing the Washington Commanders to win the NFC East title with a 7-9 record, the team would likely have entered the 2024-25 NFL betting season without a playoff appearance in eight straight seasons. Significant changes were necessary to alter the franchise's fortunes. This overhaul began in earnest before last season when Dan Snyder was forced to sell the team to billionaire private equity guru Josh Harris. With only two playoff games won over the last three decades, new management made its mark immediately after last year’s disastrous season by firing Ron Rivera and implementing plans to reshape the franchise for the future. Dan Quinn was brought in from Dallas for his second stint as an NFL head coach, and Eric Bienemy was replaced with Kliff Kingsbury, who will introduce his "Air Raid" offense as the team's new offensive coordinator.

Needing a game-changer, the Commanders used the second pick in the NFL Draft to select Jayden Daniels, who had a stellar run with LSU, culminating in a Heisman Trophy this past season. They followed this up by adding two key defensive pieces: Illinois DT Jer’Zhan Newton and Michigan CB Mike Sainristil. The expectation is that these players will quickly thrive under Dan Quinn’s guidance, given his expertise in developing exceptional defensive units. With several strategic moves made via trade and free agency, GM Adam Peters has taken significant steps to revitalize this struggling franchise. However, the Commanders face tough competition in a division that includes the Eagles and Cowboys, both of whom are among the favorites to hoist the Lombardi Trophy following the conclusion of Super Bowl LIX.

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2024 Washington Commanders Futures Odds
ODDS TO WIN 2024 NFC +6000

Though Sam Howell nearly threw for 4,000 yards and 21 touchdowns in his first season as a starting NFL quarterback, his 21 interceptions signaled to the front office that he wasn't the long-term solution. After trading him to Seattle, the focus shifted to Jayden Daniels, knowing that the Chicago Bears would likely select Caleb Williams with the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft. Daniels, the LSU standout, was an excellent consolation prize for having the league's second-worst record last season. He dazzled in college, throwing for over 3,800 yards and 40 touchdowns, while also rushing for over 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns, with only four interceptions, bringing his career total to just 20 over five seasons. It will be interesting to see how his game translates to the NFL, especially behind an offensive line still in transition despite the offseason additions of former Cowboys center Tyler Biadasz and Chiefs guard Nick Allegretti.

With Quinn being a defensive-minded head coach, the front office equipped him with several new assets for his inaugural season. Five of the team’s nine draft picks were dedicated to the defense, highlighted by the consecutive selections of Newton and Sainristil. Additionally, the team signed LB Bobby Wagner, EDGE Dorance Armstrong, EDGE Dante Fowler Jr., LB Frankie Luvu, EDGE Clelin Ferrell, and S Jeremy Chinn. Once boasting one of the league’s fiercest defenses, Washington boasted the league’s worst defensive unit last season, ranking last in both yardage and points allowed per game. The new additions should lead to a significant improvement in defensive rankings. While the offense might experience growing pains due to an inadequate offensive line, it’s hard to imagine this team regressing in 2024-25 given the extensive roster enhancements made by upper management on both sides of the ball.

The opportunity will be there for the Commanders to get out to a fast start. They kick off the year in Tampa Bay, followed by a home opener against the New York Giants. However, the schedule becomes more challenging over the next month. A Monday night game in Cincinnati against Joe Burrow and the Bengals will be a significant test, as will the subsequent trip to face an improved Arizona Cardinals team. The Commanders will then face consecutive games against AFC North reps Baltimore and Cleveland. Sharp Football Analysis ranks Washington’s schedule as the thirteenth easiest in the league. Despite their improvements on paper, Washington’s season win total is set a full game lower than last year, leading NFL bettors to favor the over, indicated by the -114 vig on that side. The Commanders have alternated between exceeding and falling short of their season win total each of the last five seasons, failing to surpass the 7.5-game total last year. While they aren’t expected to compete for the division title or make a significant impact in the NFC, the 2024-25 season is about laying a solid foundation and regaining the support of their passionate fan base.

Washington Commanders Schedule & Results

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Week 14 BYE WEEK
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Founded in 1932 as the Boston Redskins, the franchise became the Washington Redskins in 1937. The Washington franchise has had great periods of glory and plenty of years of ineptitude.

Washington was a perennial contender and 2-time NFL champion from 1936 through 1945. Then, from 1946 through 1970, the Redskins never made the playoffs. But then head coach and general manager George Allen changed that with five playoff berths in six years from 1971 to 1976, including a 1972 NFC championship. The late Allen made the Pro Football Hall of Fame based largely on his work in Washington.

The man that made the Redskins into Super Bowl champions was another Hall of Fame coach, Joe Gibbs. From 1982 through 1991, the Redskins won three Super Bowl titles with one other Super Bowl appearance.

Since Danny Boy Snyder took ownership of the franchise in 1999, Washington has posted just six playoff appearances. Their last four postseason bids were wild card losses. Washington hasn’t been close to being a bona fide Super Bowl contender during his reign of error.

In 2020 Snyder dropped the team nickname “Redskins” in a desperate sacrifice on the altar of political correctness after allegations of sexual harassment being a systemic issue in his organization. Only a putrid NFC East Division allowed Washington to slip into the 2020 playoffs. The Redskins changed their name to the Commanders in 2022.

Subsequently, Snyder had been accused of cheating his fellow NFL owners out of their cut of FedEx Field gate receipts. With all of the trouble that Snyder caused the league, it ultimately caught up to him in 2023 when he was forced to sell the franchise to Josh Harris. He and his team made their mark on the franchise by appointing Dan Quinn as the 31st head coach in the team's storied history and selecting Jayden Daniels as their future quarterback with the second pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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Washington Commanders Past Seasons (2000)

2023 4-13 None
2022 8-8-1 None
2021 7-10 None
2020 7-9 Lost Wild Card Round
2019 3-13 None
2018 7-9 None
2017 7-9 None
2016 8-7-1 None
2015 9-7 Lost Wild Card Round
2014 4-12 None
2013 3-13 None
2012 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2011 5-11 None
2010 6-10 None
2009 4-12 None
2008 8-8 None
2007 9-7 Lost Wild Card Round
2006 5-11 None
2005 10-6 Lost Divisional Round
2004 6-10 None
2003 5-11 None
2002 7-9 None
2001 8-8 None
2000 8-8 None

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