The Commanders' hunt for their next head coach has already begun after the team sacked Ron Rivera on Monday morning.
The first four contenders for the role are all coordinators who are getting ready for the playoffs.
The first two names disclosed were Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson and defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn. Both men have gained interest in recent years.
However, with Detroit's 12-5 season as the NFC's No. 3 seed, it appears that at least one will be named head coach in 2024.
Johnson has swiftly established himself as one of the top offensive brains in football as the Lions' offensive coordinator over the last two years.
In 2023, the offense averaged 394.8 total yards per game, while in 2022, it was fourth at 380. Glenn, on the other hand, has been effective despite having significantly fewer resources on his side of the ball.
However, after a busy offseason, the defense produced by far its greatest season under Glenn, allowing the second-fewest rushing yards per game (88.8).
Raheem Morris, Rams defensive coordinator, is the next candidate Washington has asked permission to interview.