The Celtic midfielder has been discussing his own future and says the skipper is taking small steps.
Club captain Scott Brown, however, may just have designs on it, according to Commons.
Indeed, the Bhoys midfielder says he wants to concentrate on playing for now - and winning trophies - but says Brown is already doing his bit with the reserves and Development Squad, something the skipper feels he is ready for right now.
“I’m still relatively young in the football game but I think when you’re 34 or 35, you can start thinking about that," the 31-year-old told reporters.
“I know Scott Brown is doing a bit with the reserves and the Development Squad but that’s something that he feels he’s ready for at the minute.
“I just want to concentrate on football and winning more trophies, scoring more goals and getting into the UEFA Champions League.”
The implication, then, without jumping to too many conclusions, is that Celtic's captain is certainly looking ahead.
Could Brown, though, one day end up as Bhoys boss?
It's an intriguing proposition, with the 29-year-old already showcasing his leadership qualities at Parkhead. It could, of course, just be something that falls within the natural remit of the club's skipper.
But, from the sounds of it, Brown is planning ahead, as opposed to the older Commons concentrating more on the here and now.
Celtic host Partick Thistle later tonight, already sitting seven points clear of second-placed Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership, having played a game less than the Dons.