Washington Commanders Veteran Lineman Latest to Praise QB Jayden Daniels' Work Ethic

Washington Commanders quarterback Jayden Daniels is quickly becoming known for his work ethic as much as he is his athletic ability.
Jun 5, 2024; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Commanders quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) passes a ball during an OTA workout at Commanders Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 5, 2024; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Commanders quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) passes a ball during an OTA workout at Commanders Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Commanders quarterback Jayden Daniels wowed football fans with his athleticism and deep ball skills last college football season.

He impressed Commanders decision makers during the pre-draft process with his personality and leadership abilities.

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Now that he's on ground with Washington he's impressin his teammates with his maturity and professionalism. The latest teammate to praise him for it is guard Nick Allegretti who spent the past five season playing with Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

"I just love the way he's taking the field every day, trying to prolong every play, make a throw when he gets an opportunity. But man, first, I haven't showed up before him yet," Allegretti said of Daniels. "I'm an early guy. I like to get in here, get in the tubs, work out. I haven't been here before him yet, so he is always here early, just watching film with the coaches up in the quarterback room or hanging out in the locker room talking to guys, he's around the facility a lot. Not being, he's talking and getting along with all the guys, but he's not a super loud personality yet. He's kind of just taking it at a way that I think a lot of rookies should. He's feeling it out, feeling what his role is and then when he is on the field stepping up in that leadership role and it's been awesome so far. It's early, but really like what I've seen so far."

Washington Commanders quarterback Jayden Daniels.
Jun 5, 2024; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Commanders quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) passes a ball during an OTA workout at Commanders Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

"I just love the way he's taking the field every day, trying to prolong every play, make a throw when he gets an opportunity."

Nick Allegretti on Jayden Daniels

Impressing a guy who has played side-by-side with the next face of the NFL is a pretty good step toward establishing yourself as the future of a franchise.

In Washington, remarks like this one are instilling confidence in a fan base that was somewhat tentative to fully fall in love with Daniels as their quarterback ahead of the NFL Draft, and amping up excitement for what's to come.

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