Derrius Guice, Adrian Peterson, J.D. McKissic
While Sanders produced in Philadelphia during his rookie season, Guice gave the world a brief glimpse of what could be before suffering yet another injury. After tearing his ACL in the 2018 preseason, Guice played just five games in 2019 due to a torn meniscus and sprained MCL.
If Guice can stay healthy, his ceiling is at least as high, if not more so than Sanders. If he can’t stay on the field, Washington has the luxury of being able to rely upon one of the greatest running backs to ever play. That’s a nice security blanket to have as an option.
Filling in for Guice, Adrian Peterson actually had more attempts, yards, and touchdowns than Sanders did for the Eagles. At age 34, Peterson had two 100+ yard rushing games, another game with 99 yards while scoring a touchdown in four of his last five games with a highly questionable offense surrounding him.
Proving he still has some gas left in the tank, Peterson is exactly the type of number two option any team would want. Hopefully, for Washington, Guice can be available to reach his full potential. If this occurs, Washington clearly has the third-best group in the NFC East.