The Good: Commanders draft position improves
2: With the Arizona Cardinals upsetting the Philadelphia Eagles, the Washington Commanders' loss allowed them to move up to the No. 2 overall pick in the 2024 draft with one game to go. Even though the play on the field has been atrocious, there may be light at the end of the tunnel, especially since someone other than Ron Rivera should be making the picks come April.
4.9: Brian Robinson Jr. returned after missing the last two games and averaged a healthy 4.9 yards per carry. He finished with 44 rushing yards to go along with four receptions for 32 receiving yards.
Robinson's work in the receiving game has been a revelation. The young running back should form a nice 1-2 punch alongside Chris Rodriguez Jr. in 2024.
6: Terry McLaurin finished with four receptions for 61 receiving yards and a touchdown - all in the first half - surpassing 900+ receiving yards for the fifth consecutive season. He becomes only the 6th player in NFL history to accomplish that feat in his first five campaigns.
McLaurin is on pace to finish with 1,000+ receiving yards. He has consistently overachieved despite having to catch passes from 11 different starting quarterbacks during his time in Washington.
1: Although not directly a Commanders highlight, in his return to Washington, Chase Young finished with only 1 tackle and 1 quarterback hit. Although many fans were upset initially after the trade, it's beginning to look like a smarter decision as the weeks go by.
Since being traded, Young has half as many tackles, sacks, and a third as many pressures as he had with the Commanders this season, despite playing in one more game with the San Francisco 49ers.