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Who should the Commanders hire as head coach? Your questions, answered.

The Commanders parted ways with coach Ron Rivera on Monday. (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)

If it feels like a momentous week for the Washington Commanders … well, that’s because it’s a momentous week for the Washington Commanders.

Monday’s dismissal of head coach Ron Rivera was the beginning of what could be an absolute transformation of how the franchise is run, and the first chance for new owner Josh Harris and his partners to truly put their stamp on the team.

Svrluga: The Ron Rivera era was a mess. It’s time to clean things up.

There are a ton of moving parts, but the real possibility is the Commanders will begin the 2024 season with a new head of football operations, a new head coach and a new quarterback. To help me sort it all out, I welcomed Nicki Jhabvala and Sam Fortier — our Commanders beat team — to take reader questions. Here some of the topics we addressed:

Read the full chat below.

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Thomas Floyd, an editor for The Post’s Sports section, produced this chat.