Falcons RB Bijan Robinson signs 4-year rookie contract
The Atlanta Falcons took a huge risk when they selected running back Bijan Robinson with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2023 NFL draft. On Thursday the team announced Robinson had signed his four-year rookie contract.
The contract value is $21.96 million over four seasons and is fully guaranteed. This contract also includes a fifth-year option.
Atlanta has put the hands of the offense in Robinson along with second-year quarterback Desmond Ridder. At Texas, Robinson averaged more than six yards per carry in three seasons. In 2022, Robinson rushed for 1,580 yards and 18 rushing touchdowns.
Here is the Falcons full 2023 NFL draft haul:
Round 1 | Pick 8
Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas
Round 2, Pick 38
Matthew Bergeron, OT, Syracuse
Round 3 | Pick 75
Zach Harrison, EDGE, Ohio State
Round 4, Pick 113 (from TEN)
Clark Philips III, CB, Utah
Round 7, Pick 224
DeMarcco Hellams, S, Alabama
Round 7, Pick 225 (from LV)
Jovaughn Gwyn, G, South Carolina
For reference, in case you are wondering what the standard is for rookie running backs, Eric Dickerson rushed for 1,808 yards in 1983,
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