Washington Commanders Name Their 2022 Team Captains

The Washington Commanders have announced their 8 team captains and 3 alternates for the 2022 season. The group only includes 3 players who were captains at the start of last season (Terry McLaurin, Logan Thomas, Jonathan Allen) and one alternate currently on Reserve/PUP list (Chase Young).

Carson Wentz is the undisputed QB1 at the start of the season, and he also replaces Ryan Fitzpatrick as team captain. Fitzpatrick’s stay in Washington was extremely short due to a career-ending hip injury. Wentz has taken control of the offense and been a leader on and off the field during his short time here since arriving in March via trade from the Indianapolis Colts. Head coach Ron Rivera is all-in on Wentz, and naming him captain continues a feel-good campaign to make the QB and the fanbase comfortable with that gamble.

Charles Leno Jr. was a pretty good free agent when the ‘FA season’ ended last year and was rewarded with a new 3-year contract. He has continued his charitable work since arriving in Washington and is a leader not only of the offensive line, but of the entire command team. JD McKissic was named as a backup after nearly leaving in free agency. He had made a deal with the Buffalo Bills, but surprisingly decided Washington was the best place for him.

Offense

QB Carson Wentz

WR Terry McLaurin

TE Logan Thomas

LT Charles Leno Jr.

Alternate

RB JD McKissic

Washington has also named three defensive player captains, with Jonathan Allen as the returning veteran captain who has played a bigger role in recent seasons. Cole Holcomb is Washington’s top LB at the start of the season and will get a shot at the Mike LB position this year. Kendall Fuller is by far the best defensive back on the team and is another veteran voice that can hopefully help address the endless “communication” issues that have plagued the defense. Chase Young won’t be able to play until at least Game 5 of the year, but is once again given the green light as alternate captain to start the season.

Defense

DT Jonathan Allen

LB Cole Holcomb

CB Kendall Fuller

Alternate

DE Chase Young (defense)

Tress Way continues to be the team’s MVP and was awarded the special teams captain’s hat to start the year. Way has been a rock for the team and is the gel of the special teams trio that currently includes kicker Joey Slye and long snapper Camaron Cheeseman. Jeremy Reaves finally made the squad without having to go through the practice squad ringer this year, and was also voted alternate captain for special teams. Big year for him.

Special teams

Path P Tress

Alternate

S Jeremy Reaves (special teams)

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