Author: Connor Terrell

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Writer for Gridiron Heroics since March of 2024 and focuses mostly on UVA Football and the Washington Commanders. Connor has also written for Culture Slate, covering a variety of topics. Outside of writing, he is also a professional singer and voice actor.

Jeremy Chinn, the current Washington Commanders’ safety, is betting a lot on the team’s success.  Chinn was a free agent before signing a $4.105 million one-year deal with the Commanders, but he turned down a huge deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers in favor of joining Washington. However, how will this pan out for both Chinn and the Washington Commanders? Jeremy Chinn’s Future is with the Washington Commanders The former Carolina Panthers defensive back recently joined The SiriusXMBlitz and revealed all about his offseason. “I can’t remember if it was a multi-year deal, but I did get another offer. I think…

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The Washington Commanders have plenty of reasons to be optimistic about their No. 2 overall pick and Heisman-winning quarterback Jayden Daniels. The LSU Football star will most likely be the one to lead the Commanders as they seek their first playoff victory in 18 years. However, when ESPN released a story breaking down questions of each of the 32 teams’ quarterbacks, the major question for Daniels and the Washington Commanders was, “Do the Commanders have enough around Jayden Daniels to keep him healthy?” Making Life Easier for Rookie QB Jayden Daniels LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels will be beginning his season…

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The Washington Commanders’ second-round pick Jer’Zhan “Johnny” Newton has a lot to say regarding his upcoming debut with the team. The defensive tackle had quite a collegiate career, racking up 5.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss in 2022 and following it with 7.5 sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss in his final collegiate season. Even though the Commanders already have two strong defensive tackles with Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne, they drafted Newton anyway. Newton, rather than being concerned about playing time, is excited at the prospect of playing alongside these veterans. Newton is ‘very happy’ to be Playing…

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The Washington Commanders overhaul continues, this time with their front office. We already have a new manager in the fold, Adam Peters. However, it now appears that the organization will have a new senior vice president of football operations: Brandon Sosna, who formally was the Senior Director of Football operations for the Detroit Lions front office. How will Sosna impact the Washington Commanders as a whole? One only needs to look at Sosna’s history to get a feel for how he may impact the team. Brandon Sosna: A Young Upstart Climbing from Cincinnati to the NFL Sosna, 31, began his…

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Though college football for this year has yet to start up, UVA football has already added VMI and NC State to its 2025 and 2026 non-conference game schedules. This announcement was made on Wednesday, May 15th. This is slightly confusing, as NC State competes in the Atlantic Conference along with UVa, but due to the new NCAA rules, their bouts will not count towards conference standings. Here’s a look at the upcoming matchups. UVA vs VMI The matchups between the University of Virginia and Virginia Military Institute’s football teams are set to take place on November 23, 2030, and November…

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Dan Quinn has been making plenty of free-agent signings ever since he became head coach of the Washington Commanders, and given his former position with the Dallas Cowboys, it’s no shock that he would be going after former members of that team. This started with the signing of defensive lineman Dorrance Armstrong, who was signed to a $22 million three-year contract. He continued by bringing in center Tyler Biadasz with a $9.75 million per year salary and a $20 million guarantee. He also brought in edge rusher Dante Fowler and cornerback/special teamer Noah Igbinoghene. It’s clear that Quinn is focused…

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