The Washington Commanders are in search of a new offensive coordinator in the days following the firing of Scott Turner. And according to sources, the Commanders are letting potential candidates know who their likely starting quarterback in 2023 will be.

Sam Howell, who started and won the 17th game of the season for Washington, is expected to be QB1 when the Commanders begin offseason work in the new league year. That would seemingly take the Commanders both out of the running for a veteran in the trade market and using their No. 16 overall pick in the 2023 draft on a rookie.

The Commanders selected Howell in the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft. The former North Carolina standout was the sixth quarterback picked in the draft after Kenny Pickett, Desmond Ridder, Malik Willis, Matt Corral and Bailey Zappe.