Brian Robinson, Jr. Expected to Be RB1 in Washington For TNF
Brian Robinson, Jr. is expected to be the Washington Commanders' starting running back for the team's Thursday Night Football tilt with the Chicago Bears, per Ian Rappaport and Mike Garafolo.
Should the reports hold true, Robinson will have gone from taking two bullets to his right knee to starting running back in just 45 days, an incredible feat.
Robinson played 18 snaps against the Tennessee Titans last week and was the team's leading rusher with 22 yards on nine attempts. One of those carries was good enough for a fourth down conversion to keep the hope of a game-winning drive alive before offensive coordinator Scott Turner curiously chose not to feed him the ball at the 2-yard line.
True to Washington form, Robinson's long awaited first NFL rush attempt was an eight yard bruiser that was called back due to penalty.
The Commanders and Bears will square off on Amazon Prime tonight at 7:20 CST.