Gone are the days when running backs commanded a lot of attention in free agency and the draft. The salaries for running backs are not what they used to be (inflation-adjusted) and the value has shifted to wide receivers and tight ends. Fair or not, that is a reality in the NFL today. Signing a running back in free agency can be an affordable option.
Will Washington add any of the aforementioned players or any other running backs in the coming weeks? Nothing can be ruled in or out, but it is likely that the Washington Football Team will give Bryce Love one more chance and Peyton Barber could return as well. Also, Washington could add a running back in the middle or later rounds of the draft.
We will not list the restricted free agent running backs. Most of them are likely to return to their teams and it makes little sense to mention any of them here. Running back is simply not a priority this offseason for the Washington Football Team.
Later this week we will take a look at the free agent quarterback market. It is a huge need this offseason and we’ll explore what Washington might do with our final look in this series.