4. Washington Commanders
The New York Giants would have been funnier to include, but they have their own extension issues to worry about. Instead, could the Washington Commanders look to bring on Elliott in 2023?
Why not? The Commanders’ RB room consists of Antonio Gibson and Brian Robinson, the former of whom may have lost the team’s confidence after struggling with fumbles early in the 2022 season.
The rookie Robinson, on the other hand, has turned into the franchise’s darling having miraculously recovered from a gunshot wound in August and playing in 12 games last year. As incredible as his recovery story is, though, Robinson may need more time to adjust to a workhorse role.
With the Commanders’ future at quarterback looking murky at best, a hard-nosed runner like Elliott can pair well with the young and scrappy Robinson to add a dangerous dimension to their offense.
Elliott’s efficiency is ever so slightly worse than Robinson’s (3.8 yards per carry vs. 3.9 yards per carry), but not every team will be so lucky as to land a Christian McCaffrey. At the end of the day, having two solid and reliable backs is better than one.