Commanders News: Sale concern, Brian Robinson Jr., Jamin Davis and Eric Bieniemy

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Commanders RB Brian Robinson Jr. underappreciated?

Considering everything Brian Robinson Jr. went through before playing an NFL down in 2022, his production was highly encouraging. Something that could make the running back a more significant focal point with a smoother offseason under his belt.

The Washington Commanders are giving Robinson every opportunity to be the team's lead back in 2023. Antonio Gibson and sixth-rounder Chris Rodriguez Jr. will also play a part, but the onus is fully on the former Alabama star to take a big leap of his own next time around.

Robinson recently received praise from's analytics expert Cynthia Frelund, who named the 2022 third-round selection as Washington's most underappreciated player heading into the upcoming campaign.

"Missing the first four games of the season after being shot in an attempted robbery, [Brian] Robinson amazingly returned to average 17.1 carries (leading all rookies) and 66.4 yards per game (third among rookie backs). NGS shows that he also posted the highest percentage of 10-plus-yard runs against stacked boxes in the NFL (13.2%). With new OC Eric Bieniemy architecting the offense this season, those types of gains -- and the skills Robinson possesses to create them -- will be highly valued in Washington."

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The sky's the limit for Robinson with further development next season. And having a former running back calling plays in Eric Bieniemy is only going to assist matters.