Quarterback Robert Griffin III may have gotten the most hype on the Washington Redskins last season, but running back Alfred Morris clearly had a huge rookie season as well. However, can he be just as good in his second year?
Morris rushed for 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns last season. No big deal since he only ranked second in the NFL in both of those categories. He made a great case for rookie of the year, but that did not happen.
Who knows if he will rush for as many yards or TDs, but he will have to play just as big of a role. Pressure needs to be taken off of RG3 since he tore his ACL and all in the playoffs. Who knows how that will affect the quarterback’s game, but the running game will have to be that much better, assuming Griffin III runs the ball less.
If that is the case, there is no reason why Morris can’t put up big numbers once again. At the very least, he should rush for 1,000 yards. He clearly has a lot of talent and he was not only one of the best rookies last season, but he was one of the best running backs and players in the entire NFL.
So, it will be interesting to see if he gets more carries, but Washington should get another great season out of its second year running back. With that said, there will be a lot of expectations for Morris in the upcoming season.