Who is the Commanders’ top quarterback?

Commanders coach talks about the team's performance in mini-camp after the final practice on Saturday. - photo by Joe Alexander
Commanders coach Mike Riley talks about the team’s performance in mini-camp after the final practice on Saturday.
After the final practice of San Antonio Commanders mini-camp, I asked head coach Mike Riley if anyone stood out as the top quarterback. He didn’t name a player, but his answer was interesting.

“Even if I knew I wouldn’t tell you right now,” Riley said. He laughed when he said that. “That’s a good question. It’s just something that we’re going to let play out through time.

“Once we get these guys and you go 75 at camp it’s really open competition once again. We want them all to feel like they have opportunity. When people feel like they have opportunity I think you get the most out of them.”

Earlier in mini-camp, Riley said he was pleased with the way the quarterbacks looked. He repeated that viewpoint after Saturday’s final workout.

“They did a nice job,” Riley said. “I think we got a foundation at that position that’s going to be good for us to carry over into camp.”

During the Alliance of American Football (AAF) protect or pick quarterback draft earlier this month, the Commanders protected Dustin Vaughan in the first round. They picked Marquise Williams in the second round and Logan Woodside in the third round.

The team protected former UTSA quarterback Dalton Sturm in the fourth round.

All four quarterbacks have participated in the mini-camp, but Sturm has not been throwing due to what has been called an elbow issue. Riley said earlier in the week that Sturm would not be throwing until training camp in January.

Commanders quarterbacks Dustin Vaughan (left) and Marquise Williams go through a passing drill Thursday during the first practice of mini-camp. - photo by Joe Alexander
Commanders quarterbacks Dustin Vaughan (left) and Marquise Williams go through a passing drill Thursday during the first practice of mini-camp.

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