Washington Commanders’ fans love wide receiver Terry McLaurin. And McLaurin loves them back. On Saturday, McLaurin held his first youth football camp in Washington, D.C., with around 150 kids.
- Another line with significant turnover, Washington is likely changing four starters between new acquisitions and position switches.
- Last season’s group had very little in the way of continuity, but so much change doesn’t help the adjustment of quarterback Sam Howell as he comes in to try and win a starting job long term.
“We didn’t have these opportunities when I was coming up, and now just the opportunity that these kids have to see them just come out and be excited and get the knowledge from these older guys. I wish I had that when I was young,” Johnson said.
“I wasn’t big on, ‘Oh, I’m trying to break the bank.’ … I was looking for the role. I wanted to go somewhere where I could be green dotted, call the plays.”
Washington is heading into Year 4 with Rivera at the helm and has yet to finish with a winning record. The pressure is on to win, especially with an ownership change. If Sam Howell doesn’t show he can win games early, he could feel the pressure from Brissett.
The Commanders are placing a tremendous amount of faith in the former fifth-round pick, who gives those in power one of the cheapest contracts to build around over the next two years if he makes the position his own.