Jayden Daniels selected 2nd Overall to the Washington Commanders

The Heisman Trophy winner is headed to Washington as Jayden Daniels has been drafted by the Commanders
Apr 25, 2024; Detroit, MI, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Jayden Daniels stands on the red carpet ahead
Apr 25, 2024; Detroit, MI, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Jayden Daniels stands on the red carpet ahead / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Commanders have officially found their franchise quarterback in LSU Football's Jayden Daniels. Despite the late draft buzz that Daniels didn't want to play in Washington, that was seemingly untrue and Daniels ends up in Washington.

Daniels becomes the fourth-highest-picked player in school history behind only Bill Cannon, Jamarcus Russell, and Joe Burrow. Daniels Joins LSU alum Jabril Cox on the Washington Commanders.

The Washington Commanders were one of the best potential fits for Jayden Daniels making a great pairing between the team and the player. The Commanders were once one of the worst potential landing spots for an NFL player which is changing as the ownership, front office, and coaching staff have been changed.

Daniels becomes the most dynamic quarterback Washington has had since Robert Griffin III. He'll be coached by offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury who's coached dynamic quarterbacks such as Kyler Murray, Baker Mayfield, Patrick Mahomes, Johnny Manziel, and Caleb Williams. Kingsbury is one of the league's best offensive minds making this a dream pairing for Daniels.

The Washington Commanders have a group of weapons that will lead to Daniels' success. Terry McLaurin has emerged as one of the league's best receivers despite poor quarterback play being named to the pro-bowl while recording 1,000 yard seasons every season in the NFL. Jahan Dotson has established himself as a great young receiver, putting up 500 or more yards in both seasons with the team. Daniels will also have receiving threats in Jamison Crowder, Dyami Brown, and Cole Turner. The team also holds five more top 100 draft picks where they'll certainly add receiving weapons for Daniels.

Jayden Daniels has a chance to turn around a desperate franchise.

The Washington Commanders have had little to root for since 2000 with only Robert Griffin III's rookie season to root for at quarterback. If Jayden Daniels plays to the level he did at LSU he'll be beloved in Washington. The franchise has gotten a new owner and coaching staff as it wanted and if Daniels can succeed in Washinton the franchise will be headed in the proper direction. The Commanders should certainly explore trading back into the first round to add a tackle as their offensive line leaves plenty to be desired.