The rookie led Atlanta to a 25-24 victory over Green Bay with 172 all-purpose yards — 124 yards on the ground to go with 48 receiving yards through the air. Moreover, he had multiple clutch plays. He had a third down reception on the final drive to keep the chains moving, but the play of the game was a fourth-and-one conversion that led to an eventual game-winning field goal, which essentially iced the game.
On the season, the star rookie has carried the ball 29 times for 180 rushing yards, which is an eye-popping 6.2 yards per attempt, with 10 catches for 75 receiving yards and a touchdown. His Week 2 performance earned him Good Morning Football honors as Peter Schrager highlighted him on NFL Network.
Who were the 𝘁𝗼𝗽 𝟮 rookies of Week 2?@PSchrags' Fabulous 5️⃣:
— Good Morning Football (@gmfb) September 19, 2023
As I wrote earlier, Bijan Robinson is proving Arthur Smith and Terry Fontenot right. Kyle Pitts and Drake London may not be featured in a particular offensive attack because of a specific matchup, but that will never be the case with Robinson.
The 8th overall pick is set to be the driving force of the Falcons offense for years to come. Obviously, he’s dangerous as a runner, but his value as a receiver enables him to be on the field with Tyler Allgeier at the same time, which maximizes his touches.
I expect Bijan Robinson to earn Offensive Rookie of the Year honors and even challenge for Offensive Player of the Year honors depending on how the field shakes out.
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