Jayden Daniels
Jayden Daniels Takes Command in Washington
1 month ago

The Washington Commanders choose QB Jayden Daniels with pick 2 in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Rumors swirled around the Washington Commanders 2nd overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft for weeks. Clickbait stories involving Drake Maye and Jayden Daniels had fans wondering what the Commanders would do. Trading the pick remained a possibility until NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell strode to the podium and put all speculation to rest. The Commanders were selecting LSU QB Daniels.

 

Following a college career which saw Daniels begin as a tiny athletic freshman with a noodle arm and a running QB profile, and end as one of the most prolific QBs in NCAA history, Daniels takes over a Commanders team that hasn’t had a solid QB in years. Leading an attack that includes Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson, and Cole Turner, Daniels is the only QB in history with 12,000 yards passing AND 3,000 yards rushing. In Washington, Daniels could hit those numbers in 4 seasons.

 

Daniels is physically in rarified air as a fantasy QB with his production profile. The kind of numbers he put up in college place him in a tier with Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow, and Jalen Hurts. Caleb Williams is the consensus 1.01 in Superflex Dynasty rookie drafts, but Daniels isn’t far behind him, and judging from his college output, could easily out produce him in the first couple of seasons.