Bijan Robinson strengthens bid for OROY award with Week 4 performance

NFL: OCT 01 International Series Falcons vs Jaguars

The Falcons offense didn’t have many bright spots in London, but Bijan Robinson certainly shined.

Every week, regardless of the impact on the actual game, the rookie does something eye-popping. Against the Jaguars in London, he had a pair of plays that made everyone’s jaw drop.



Robinson piled up 105 yards on the ground, marking his second game with more than 100+ rushing yards. He did so on just 14 carries, thanks to a 38 yard run in the second half. He added another 34 yards through the air on five receptions.

The Falcons’ 8th overall pick is about the only productive piece of this offense. He’s totaled 452 yards from scrimmage, which accounts for nearly 36% of Atlanta’s total offense. That’s ridiculous. He leads the team in rushes and receptions. Robinson’s 72 total touches are more than the next two combined — Tyler Allgeier (51) and Jonnu Smith (15).

His bid for the Offensive Rookie of the Year award continues, but he has stiff competition.

Puka Nacua has seamlessly replaced Cooper Kupp‘s production in Sean McVay’s offense, leading rookie pass catchers in every metric. C.J. Stroud, who the Falcons will see this week, has also taken the league by storm, leading all rookie passers in every metric.

It’s a long NFL season, so there’s bound to be some changes in each player’s production. Stroud will surely hit a couple of speed bumps, and Kupp is on the cusp of returning from injury.

Meanwhile, Bijan Robinson is the only piece of the offense that the Falcons can rely upon. He’s on pace to break nearly every franchise rookie running back record and would be the first OROY since Matt Ryan won it in 2008.

Photographer: Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire



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