4 Commanders players primed for a breakout season in 2024

Could these Commanders players take the league by storm in 2024?
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Brian Robinson Jr. - Commanders RB

One could make a strong case for Brian Robinson Jr. breaking out thanks to his improved production last season. Despite the Washington Commanders going with a pass-happy attack under offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, the running back still managed to go over 1,100 all-purpose yards. This was an outstanding achievement in difficult circumstances.

Robinson proved capable of becoming a lead-back. He was explosive through seams and the player's contact balance also took a notable step forward. There was also a lot to like about the former third-round pick out of Alabama's increasing influence in the passing game to further raise encouragement.

The Commanders weren't going to sit on their hands in pursuit of improvements this offseason. Antonio Gibson left in free agency for the New England Patriots, which wasn't surprising. Adam Peters pulled off a coup by convincing Austin Ekeler to join his ambitious project on a cost-effective deal that could be a win-win for all parties.

This shouldn't diminish Robinson's role whatsoever. Ekeler chose the Commanders because they had a dynamic young running back who could shoulder a heavy burden. This allows the productive veteran to stay fresh and stick to his strengths of factoring in the passing game and red-zone situations.

Washington should also have a more balanced offensive attack in 2024. Kliff Kingsbury won't be airing it out 50 times a game like his predecessor. He'll be establishing the run and using this to create more space when the time comes to gain yards through the air. Ekeler and Chris Rodriguez Jr. have roles to play, but the onus is on Robinson to set the tone throughout a critical Year 3 of his professional career.

After enduring the roughest luck imaginable as a rookie, Robinson has bounced back impressively. If further strides are made this offseason under the exceptional guidance of Kingsbury and running backs coach Anthony Lynn, stardom beckons.