In a span of less than two months, Commanders rookie Brian Robinson Jr. has gone from gunshot victim to starting running back. After making his NFL debut on Sunday against the Titans, the third-round draft pick will take over as Washington's lead ball-carrier on "Thursday Night Football" against the Bears, according to NFL Media. Robinson's first start will come almost seven weeks after an attempted carjacking left him with multiple gunshot wounds.

The first-year Alabama product took 18 snaps in his debut, getting nine carries and picking up two first downs while rotating with Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic. He's been trending toward a No. 1 role since the summer, however, when the Commanders notably gave him first-team practice reps in place of Gibson, a former 1,000-yard rusher.