John Riggins: The Redskins all time rushing leader, he rushed for over a thousand yards 5 times in his career (4 as a redskin) and was the hero of the 1982 Super Bowl
Joe Washington: The lightning to Riggins thunder and a great receiver coming out of the backfield.
George Rodgers: Riggins replacement and a Redskin from ’85 to ’87 . He ran for a thousand yards twice as a Redskin and led the league in rushing touchdowns (18) in 1986.
Timmy Smith: One game gets him on the list
Earnest Byner: He was never a flashy or explosive runner, but he was always a reliable runner and receiver. Played for the Redskins from ’89 to ’93. He rushed for a thousand yards twice (and just missed a third time by 2 yards in ’92) as a Redskin.
Terry Allen: Signed as a free agent from the Vikings in ’95, all he did as a Redskin during his 4 year stint was rush for over four thousand yards and scored 36 TDs. He led the league with 21 rushing touchdowns in ‘96
Stephen Davis: Played with the Skins from ’96 to ’02. He was a great combination of speed and power, rushing for over five thousand seven hundred yards as a Redskin. We went on to help Carolina into the Super Bowl in 2003.
Clinton Portis: Acquired in from Denver in 2004 for Champ Bailey and a 2nd round pick (I’ll never fully recover from this trade), Portis ran for over 6,800 yards as a Redskin and 46 touchdowns over a seven year span.
Who was the best Redskin running back since 1980?
John Riggins (60 votes)
Joe Washington (0 votes)
George Rodgers (0 votes)
Timmy Smith (0 votes)
Ernest Byner (0 votes)
Terry Allen (1 vote)
Stephen Davis (11 votes)
Clinton Portis (8 votes)
80 total votes