Leaders’ Jahan Dotson: Jayden Daniels is the QB I desired group to draft

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The Washington Commanders picked Jayden Daniels with the No. 2 choice in the 2024 NFL Draft with the objective of altering their fortunes, and one of the gamers he’ll be relying on couldn’t be better about the quarterback’s arrival.

“I wear’t understand if I can state this, however that’s the quarterback that I desired,” Commanders large receiver Jahan Dotson stated about Daniels on Tuesday, according to NFL.com. “But yeah, I was pleased when we prepared him, I’m truly looking forward to structure a relationship with him, enhancing our relationship, as I’ve understood him in the previous, however he’s been excellent so far. He’s just been here a couple days now, however he has huge things coming for him.”

Dotson likewise discussed that he and Daniels have a pre-existing relationship, as the 2 have worked out together in the past.

Daniels was the 2nd quarterback chosen in the draft, as USC star and 2022 Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams was taken by the Chicago Bears at No. 1. Washington took Daniels over North Carolina’s Drake Maye, Washington’s Michael Penix Jr., Michigan’s J.J. McCarthy and Oregon’s Bo Nix, who were all picked in the leading 12.

Daniels won the 2023 Heisman Trophy at LSU, throwing for 3,812 lawns and 40 goals, and hurrying for 1,134 backyards and 10 goals.

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Dotson, who the Commanders chosen with the No. 16 choice in the 2022 NFL Draft out of Penn State, is goinginto his 3rd season. Across his 2 seasons in Washington, Dotson has balanced 42 receptions for 520.5 backyards and 5.5 goals per season. He missedouton 5 videogames in his novice season due to a hamstring injury.

Daniels takes over a Washington offense that balanced simply 312.8 overall backyards (24th in the NFL) and 19.4 points (tied for 24th) per videogame last season. As for the rest of its quarterback space, Washington traded 2023 starter Sam Howell to the Seattle Seahawks and signed veteran Marcus Mariota to a 1year offer.

The Commanders are coming off a 4-13 season and have a brand-new head coach in previous Dallas Cowboys defensive planner Dan Quinn, whose offensive organizer is previous Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury. 

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