6 free-agent running backs the Commanders could sign in 2024

The Commanders have room for more than one new running back, but who will they choose in free agency?
Josh Jacobs
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Commanders true workhorse: Josh Jacobs

Washington Commanders' offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury is known more for an 'Air Raid' system, but if he wants a 25-30 carry running back, he won't do much better than Josh Jacobs. The latter topped the NFL rushing charts with 1,653 yards in 2022.

Jacobs carried the ball 340 times that year, and he's managed at least 217 attempts during every season as a pro. At his best, he is shifty, but he still runs with enough brute force to truck would-be tacklers.

There's also some breakaway speed to his game. An underrated element personified on this 63-yard touchdown run against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Jacobs can steadily keep the chains moving or break a game open with a long gain. He's a genuine RB1 the Commanders could rely on to bring balance to Kingsbury's offense.

Another option would be more of a speedster and somebody Kingsbury could also feature in the passing game.