Reason No. 4: Amon-Ra St. Brown and (eventually) Jameson Williams will keep defenses from stacking the box in Detroit
There are a few main differences between Gibbs and Alabama running backs of yesteryear. The most recent Tide first-rounder is twitched up more than Derrick Henry, Najee Harris, and Josh Jacobs ever were. Not to say he will be better than any of these guys, but just that his style of play is a stark contrast.
Going further, Gibbs did not have a stacked supporting cast around him in Tuscaloosa. He and Bryce Young were tasked with carrying the offense. And more times than not, they answered the bell. Luckily for Gibbs, the Lions’ weaponry tells a completely different story.
Amon-Ra St. Brown has cemented himself as one of the best slot receivers in the NFL. Veteran Marvin Jones brings a much-needed veteran presence, while Josh Reynolds and Kalif Raymond have experience of their own on Sundays. Soon enough, fellow Alabama alum Jameson Williams will bring his mystifying speed to the unit.
Gibbs should be able to operate within the system and take advantage of all the attention paid to his teammates. The rookie has the advantage of being an unknown commodity to opposing defenses. Between the opportunity, the talent he possesses, and the assortment of weapons around him, Jahmyr Gibbs has a direct line to Fantasy Football superstardom.