Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman still has “shiny new toy” status. He’s a terrific football player with two years remaining on his rookie contract. He’s good, but not quite good enough to get testy about his take home pay. He’s also a little injury prone, which isn’t necessarily a cause for concern going forward.
Not surprisingly Coleman was absurdly productive in the passing game last season. In fact, he was arguably the NFL’s premier route running running back. (Say that five times fast!)
Tevin Coleman led all running backs last season with an average of 2.44 yards per route run. pic.twitter.com/7nXMoJpHvN— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) April 16, 2017
Going forward we can expect Coleman to, at a minimum, get looks at the same rate. He ate into Devonta Freeman’s workload a fair amount in 2016, but that proved to be a recipe for the offense’s success. The Falcons presently have the NFL’s best running back duo, but if these two keep it up, keeping both will become cost prohibitive.
Your thoughts, Falcoholics?