5 Commanders players who could become household names in 2023

Brian Robinson Jr.
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Brian Robinson Jr. - Commanders RB

Brian Robinson Jr. had quite the rookie season. Leading up to the start of the 2022 campaign, the third-round running back was shot twice in the leg during an attempted robbery. Miraculously, he fully recovered from his injuries and only missed the first four games.

Robinson went on to play 12 games and impressed everyone with his physical running style. Despite the most dramatic and unfortunate introduction imaginable, he wasted no time in dragging opponents for extra yards on multiple occasions.

Entering 2023, Robinson will be fully healthy and under the guidance of offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. The respected figure was a former backfield presence himself, who also coached running back rooms for multiple NCAA and NFL teams.

To name a few notable running backs whom Bieniemy has coached throughout his time in the NFL so far; Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles, Kareem Hunt, and Isiah Pacheco. So the optimism is there for Robinson to enjoy a true breakout campaign.

It is clear coach Bieniemy has talent when it comes to running backs and the Washington Commanders have a talented individual ready to take the next step in his game. If Robinson can remain healthy, a 1,000+ rushing yard year and star status is a very strong possibility.