Ron Rivera: We have no intention of trading Antonio Gibson

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The trade deadline is on Tuesday and Commanders head coach Ron Rivera said on Friday that the team is not trying to unload running back Antonio Gibson before it passes.

Rivera opened his Friday press conference by making a pronouncement about the team’s plans regarding Gibson. A report this week indicated that the Commanders were receiving calls about trading Gibson.

“We have no intention of moving Antonio Gibson,” Rivera said, via Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post.

Rookie Brian Robinson has moved into the starting running back job for the Commanders, but Gibson has remained part of the offense. He ran 10 times for 59 yards and caught three passes for 18 yards in last Sunday’s win over the Packers.

Based on Rivera’s Friday comments, it seems we should expect to see him remain in that role for the rest of the season.

6 responses to “Ron Rivera: We have no intention of trading Antonio Gibson

  1. Makes sense. Guy has fumbling issues (which is a big deal), but as far as the eye-test goes, is much a more effective back than Robinson so far.

  2. Brian Robinson isn’t and wasn’t ready to be a RB1 in the NFL even before the gun attack! The fact that Rivera has reduced Gibson’s minutes just at the point where he’s learned everything he’s been taught, including vision and holding onto the ball, is a testament to how predictable and bad a staff this is.

  3. Actions speak louder than “intentions”. I’ll believe it when November 2nd roles around and Gibson is still on the team.

  4. Any team would want this guy, it only makes sense to trade him if you are getting a formidable return.

    Don’t see him being traded, but if a team offers a second or higher, he should be traded. He’s a weapon. No fumbles on the season yet.

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