This isn’t the first time this offseason we’ve heard about the rookie RB’s chops in the receiving game, and it probably won’t be the last either.
Pederson noted that Bigsby wasn’t utilized much in the passing game during his college career at Auburn, but countered that by saying that he’s “a really good pass-catcher in the backfield”. While Bigsby might not have the standalone value to be a consistent weekly contributor on fantasy teams, his emergence certainly has ramifications for Travis Etienne’s projected usage this season.
The Jaguars drafted Bigsby relatively high after comments were made that Jacksonville didn’t want Etienne to see 75+% of snaps, so it appears the team is ready to make good on that statement in 2023. Without a substantial role in the passing game for Etienne, he could struggle to finish as a weekly RB1 in a pass-first Jaguars offense.