Commanders 2023 player grades through Week 2: Offense

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Brian Robinson Jr. - Commanders RB

  • Player Grade: B+

Brian Robinson Jr. is a solid, steady lead running back. He will never have the burst to make him an elite threat, but he will do what this Washington Commanders coaching staff wants, which is to get tough yards and never go backward.

He has also shown better hands as a pass catcher than most of us imagined.

Antonio Gibson - Commanders RB

  • Player Grade: C

Antonio Gibson ran much better in Week 2 at the Denver Broncos than he did against the Arizona Cardinals. He showed vision and decisiveness on a few runs, but needs to do that more consistently

Gibson also needs to begin making plays as a receiver. His fumble in Week 1 still raises red flags.

Terry McLaurin - Commanders WR

  • Player Grade: A

Terry McLaurin is the heart and soul of the Commanders' offense. How many players would have returned as quickly as he did from his pre-season turf toe, without the slightest drop-off in play?

McLaurin makes tough catches across the middle and highlight-reel receptions deep. I am generally a fan of Pro Football Focus (PFF) ratings, but the fact they have the one-time Ohio State star as the No. 68 best receiver in the league reveals its limitations.