As a whole the NFC East was very dominant on the ground in 2022. The Dallas Cowboys finished ninth in yardage and second in touchdowns -- even with a declining Ezekiel Elliott -- but were far from the only team in the division to impress.
The winners of the east, the Philadelphia Eagles were fifth in yards and first in touchdowns while the New York Giants were fourth in yards and fourth in touchdowns. The Washington Commanders brought up the rear but were still 12th in yards — but just 29th in touchdowns
Of course, much has changed since then including both the Cowboys and Eagles moving on from their starting running backs. So with those changes, how does each team stack up in the NFC East? Let's rank each team's running back rotation from worst to best.
4. Washington Commanders
Brian Robinson, Antonio Gibson, Chris Rodriguez
It's hard to figure out why the Washington Commanders moved away from Antonio Gibson, but they did. After he put up 795 yards and 11 touchdowns as a rookie in 2020, he went for 1,037 yards and seven touchdowns in 2021. He also added 78 receptions in his first two seasons in the league.
They then turned to rookie third-round pick Brian Robinson who had 797 yards on 205 rushing attempts (3.9-yard average) with two touchdowns. As a receiver, he wound up with just nine receptions but was still the primary ball carrier.
Gibson ended up with 546 yards and three touchdowns and while he still got 46 receptions, he wasn't utilized nearly enough in the ground game. Going forward, this plan will probably remain which means the Commanders will stay put at fourth in the NFC East.