Washington Football Team: 3 dream RB acquisitions if Antonio Gibson’s shin injury worsens

Washington RB Antonio Gibson (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Washington RB Antonio Gibson (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /
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1. Marlon Mack

Marlon Mack missed almost all of the 2020 campaign with a torn Achilles, but he made a quicker-than-expected recovery and was back at full strength for training camp. That’s almost unheard of with this injury.

Mack is greatly respected by the Colts organization, which granted his permission to seek a trade amid his limited role behind star Jonathan Taylor. He might not garner the recognition of a top-flight running back, but Mack compiled 1,999 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns on 4.5 yards per carry in 2018 and 2019.

Those are impressive numbers.

The bottom line is that Washington can do a lot worse than acquire a proven RB on a one-year deal for what will likely end up being a fifth- or sixth-round draft pick. This move would work out for both parties, too, as Mack would get to show potential free agent suitors that he’s over the injury.

It’s important to remember that this is all speculation. Gibson could end up playing the rest of the season. However, the WFT should know that there are plenty of RBs out there for the taking should they opt to shut him down. Stress fractures only get better with rest, and Gibson is making his worse by continuing to play.

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