Washington RBs coach Randy Jordan said Antonio Gibson's improvement in year two is "like night and day."
27 June 2021
"You can tell he's matured, got a better feel and understanding," coach Ron Rivera said of Gibson during minicamp. "Those natural instincts that you look for, the intangibles that guys that have been playing the positions their whole career naturally have. You start to see those come to light with Antonio." Jordan said that last year, Gibson would have cut upfield when running routes rather than understanding the offense and knowing where the latter must be and when. That wasn't the case at offseason workouts as Gibson reportedly understood how to set defenders up when asked to catch the ball. J.D. McKissic out-snapped Gibson 197-22 on 3rd downs last season but that margin could shrink in 2021, making the latter a tremendous option atop the second tier of running backs for fantasy.