As if the Jahmyr Gibbs hype wasn't already through the roof… it certainly is now that Lions GM Brad Holmes called Gibbs a “special weapon” and likened him to current and past NFL greats in Christian McCaffrey and Marshall Faulk.
He also continued to throw gasoline all over the fire, classifying Gibbs as a “multi-purpose elite weapon” for the Lions. The Lions were clearly ecstatic on draft night when they took him at 12th overall, and it seems like they plan to use him in very non-D’Andre Swift ways – that is, they won’t be inexplicably taking him off the field in 2023 in favor of lesser players.
Gibbs’ rushing work figures to be relatively limited – David Montgomery DOES still exist – but the receiving upside that Jahmyr Gibbs presents is what has fantasy managers foaming at the mouth. And on an offense that has one of the best O-lines in the league, any work that Gibbs inherits in the ground game will likely be of the efficient variety.