The Washington Commanders finished their 2023 regular season with a loss to the Dallas Cowboys. As a result, they will pick second at the 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit. It's expected that head coach Ron Rivera will be fired on “Black Monday,” but the veteran head coach spoke about the draft on Sunday.

Reporters asked Rivera what the Commanders should do with their second overall selection. And he gave his view on how Washington will approach their premium pick. “I think the organization has to do what they believe is best for the organization,” he said, via Washington Post reporter Nicki Jhabvala.

“I really, truly believe that's what's going to happen. They'll make the best decision going forward,” the Commanders head coach continued on Sunday after their loss to the Cowboys.

Commanders could make changes beyond Ron Rivera

The 2024 NFL Draft features a few intriguing avenues for Washington, especially at the quarterback position. USC signal-caller Caleb Williams and UNC star Drake Maye are two potential options. Williams is a native of Washington DC and is coming off a 30 touchdown season.

Maye, meanwhile, threw for over 8000 yards during his collegiate career. The Charlotte native threw 63 career touchdowns, including a dynamic 2022 season when he threw 38 touchdown passes. That performance earned him the ACC Player of the Year in 2022.

The Commanders certainly may be in the market for one of these quarterbacks. However, the man making the pick could change. Washington could move on from general manager Martin Mayhew in addition to Ron Rivera. Mayhew became general manager in January 2021.

The 2023 NFL regular season was a disappointing one for the Commanders. And it looks as if the team is headed for a complete organizational reshuffling prior to the 2024 season. Let's see if that reshuffling includes drafting Caleb Williams or Drake Maye to lead the franchise for many years under center.