When Alfred Morris signed with the Dallas Cowboys this offseason, the Redskins made very clear they were comfortable with Matt Jones as their starting running back. A few days into training camp, it's obvious the organization is committed to Jones. Watch the running back group in drills, and Jones consistently takes the first rep. Coaches are in Jones' ear constantly, talking body lean and ball location and working hard to get the second-year man ready.
Ready or not, Matt Jones is the unequivocal starter at running back for the Redskins.
This really isn't a shock, but we've had some posts that the Skins may still have to throw the ball given the talent they have at WR and how the team did struggle to run the ball last season. Still, Jones is one of those RBs to nab later in drafts if you're using the Zero-Rb strategy just because his workload looks pretty safe without much of a backup behind him. Chris Thompson is next up but is more of a change of pace back and is great out of the backfield. Behind Thompson there isn't much of a proven commodity however.