Bryce Love getting healthy, showing promise in Washington

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In 2017 at Stanford, running back Bryce Love ran for a whopping 2,118 yards, averaged an incredible 8.1 yards per carry, and finished second to Baker Mayfield in Heisman Trophy voting. Now, after an injury-plagued two seasons, Love is starting to flash that talent again.

Love missed a lot of his final year at Stanford with injuries, fell to the fourth round of the 2019 NFL draft, and then missed his entire rookie season in Washington with a torn ACL. But reporters on the scene at Washington Football Team camp say Love is looking impressive, and coach Ron Rivera talked up everything Love can do in the offense.

“This is a guy that could be an every-down back for you,” Rivera said, via “He’s an explosive, dynamic player.”

Adrian Peterson is expected to start in Washington, and rookie third-round pick Antonio Gibson is in the mix as well, but Love looks ready to play an important part in Washington’s offense.

6 responses to “Bryce Love getting healthy, showing promise in Washington

  1. Love could end up being one of the best backs in the NFL. Not only is he explosive but he has great vision, which is an underrated quality in running backs, and a skill that separates the merely good from the truly great backs. At Standford, Love sent a single season FBS record for most runs over 50 yards in a single season. If the health is there, the sky is the limit for Love.

  2. Love took over for McCaffrey at Stanford in impressive fashion. Now the NFL coach that helped make CMC a superstar is HC for Love in Washington. IF he stays healthy he could be in for a big year.

  3. Stanford’s a long way from the NFL, and Bryce Love is tiny. But they’re going to need him to handle probably half their runs.

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