The Facts: Thompson had established himself in Washington's offense when he broke his right leg in a November 19 game against the Saints. Thompson, though, is confident he will return as good as ever. "The doctor's kind of gave me some good news saying with this injury it was better to break it because it'll come back stronger," Thompson said. "So it's just more of me being patient with it, with the rehab, and just kind of being smart. I'm known to want to progress as fast as I can so I think if I just stay patient with the process and everything I should be back to what I was before."
Diehards Line: Thompson became a force and led Washington in rushing yards (294) and receiving yards (510) when he broke his leg in Week 11. He produced 804 yards of offense in 10 games with six touchdowns. With Rob Kelley and Samaje Perine failing to inspire as early down options, Thompson was clearly the team's most dangerous backfield component. Replacing Kirk Cousins with Alex Smith shouldn't change that much.