8 Commanders players that might be traded before the 2023 deadline

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Commanders might trade Antonio Gibson

The running game is easily one of the biggest Washington Commanders' disappointments through seven games. Starting slowly hasn't helped, but it's hard to look at the numbers and think it's been anything other than a major underachievement considering the hopes many had before a competitive down was played.

Brian Robinson Jr. has flashed and Chris Rodriguez Jr. looks like a player that would benefit from more involvement. Antonio Gibson's also had some nice moments, but ball security remains an issue and with the player out of contract next spring, trading him could be something those in power contemplate if another team comes calling.

Gibson's best asset comes as a pass-catcher out of the backfield. Looks have been hard to come by despite talk of wanting to get the former Memphis star more involved within Eric Bienieny's scheme, which seemingly makes him an expendable piece from the outside looking in.

Running backs don't tend to get any sort of value on the trade market in today's NFL unless it's an elite weapon like Christian McCaffrey, for example. Therefore, the compensation would revolve around a late Day 3 selection or even a pick swap if any interest arrived.

The more likely scenario is Gibson sticking around and leaving in 2024 free agency. A situation that not many would have predicted following his impressive 1,000-yard rushing season as a sophomore.