Commanders Rookie Running Back Now Washington's Official Starter

The Washington Commanders have been one of the NFL's worst teams through five weeks, but they received somewhat of a spark in Week 5, as rookie running back Brian Robinson, just activated from the Non-Football Injury List after being shot during the pre-season finally made his NFL debut. Robinson only managed 9 carries for 22 yards in his NFL debut, but given all the promise he's shown throughout his first pre-season with the Commanders, they have today seen fit to announce that he will be the teams starter going forward, in a group that already contains Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic. 

Robinson is an electric offensive weapon, with big play ability every single time he touches the ball, and with the Chicago Bears up next on Thursday Night Football, the Commanders have shown great confidence that the rookie is ready to go and put this offence on his shoulders going forward. A lot of the blame for the struggling offence has gone the way of Carson Wentz, but if he limits turnovers and gets the ball in the hands of his playmakers, there's no reason why this team can't take down Chicago tonight.

Either way, Robinson is a fantastic player and has plenty of potential going forward, and for Washington, they believe the future is now, as Robinson will be getting the majority of carries as the team looks to bounce back from their disappointing 1-4 start.

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