The Redskins, in my opinion, made one of the brighter moves of the league in picking up supposedly washed up back Larry Johnson. Johnson was having a decent season for the Chiefs, before slurring out a homosexual term on Twitter.
There, the Bengals picked him up; though he did not form a committee with Benson (when healthy, Benson got all the carries), he played two games while Benson was injured and impressed me.
On the other hand, Portis disappointed many last season, on the field and off. He did not reach the standard he set two seasons ago, leading the NFC in yards for half the season. This season he barely made the top ten for some of it, and cursed out coaches, teammates, and his fullback in the locker room.
But I'm not suggesting we take away his starting role. Clinton still has some gas in his tank, as does Johnson.
A committee would be wonderful, as Portis is aging with concussions, and a whole game may prove too tiring a task for him. Johnson is also, say, washed up, yet letting them both get half the amount of carries could pay off extremely well.
Honorable Mention/Second String: 'Skins do not need any other running back given that they have two who are far better than those they had on the bench of last season.
(Quick Addition: Redskins signed Willie Parker—sign that Portis will be taken off the team? Probably not. Parker will most likely be the reserve running back, possibly coming in on third downs.