3 bold predictions for Commanders WR Curtis Samuel in 2022
By Jerry Trotta
2. Most Scrimmage Yards On Commanders
It’ll be extremely difficult for Samuel to finish as the Commanders’ yards from scrimmage leader this season. For starters, he’s up against Antonio Gibson, who could log between 15-20 touches per game if he fix his fumbling woes, and Terry McLaurin, who could push for 1,200 receiving yards if all goes according to plan.
Samuel’s career high for scrimmage yards came in 2020. In 15 games, he finished with 851 receiving yards and 200 rushing yards (1,051 total).
So, yeah, this prediction coming to fruition won’t be easy. However, it’s worth noting Samuel was fourth in the touch pecking order for Carolina that year, behind Mike Davis (Christian McCaffrey was injured), DJ Moore and Robby Anderson.
Gibson led the Commanders with 1,331 scrimmage yards last season. That’s a high threshold to crack for Samuel, but Gibson will concede touches to Brian Robinson and the return of JD McKissic will take some catches away, as a lot of Gibson’s receiver output came when McKissic was shelved with his neck injury.
Samuel to lead Washington in scrimmage yards. You heard it here first!