4 Commanders players with soaring stock after 2024 free agency

These Commanders players could benefit from the team's free-agent moves.
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Brian Robinson Jr. - Commanders RB

The Washington Commanders needed to replace Antonio Gibson after the dual-threat running back left for the New England Patriots in free agency. Not only did Adam Peters accomplish this task, he significantly upgraded for good measure.

Austin Ekeler joined on a cost-effective two-year deal with a realistic out after Year 1. This provides the Commanders with another explosive backfield threat who thrives in the passing game and the red zone. His arrival should also be the catalyst that ignites Brian Robnson Jr. to greater heights along the way.

Robinson shouldn't feel threatened whatsoever by Ekeler's decision to join Dan Quinn's ambitious project. The veteran wanted a place that had an established young running back in place. He wants to work as a tandem at this stage of his career rather than becoming a bell cow. This should keep both players fresh and firing providing there are no complications on the injury front.

The former third-round pick out of Alabama should also seize this opportunity to learn from Ekeler. Robinson must become a sponge, soaking up every piece of information and useful tricks of the trade that can help him excel further. This could make all the difference as the player goes in search of the first 1,000-yard rushing campaign of his professional career.

This has the making of a highly productive tandem. Couple this with Chris Rodriguez Jr.'s potential, and Washington's new rookie quarterback will have security blankets aplenty alongside him in the backfield.