4 Rookie deals the Atlanta Falcons are taking advantage of in 2023

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3. Tyler Allgeier in year two

On one hand, the Falcons drafting Bijan Robinson is good for Allgeier in that it likely extends his career and helps keep the second-year back fresh throughout the season. On the other, you have an 1,000-yard rusher that fueled your offense for much of the 2022 season that is now a second option and will be fighting with Patterson for carries if Atlanta doesn't move the veteran back to receiver.

In Arthur Smith's offense it is a great problem to have and from an Atlanta fan's perspective, this is great on all sides. However, it remains a bit of an odd move considering how great Patterson and Allgeier were to demote Tyler.

Bijan Robinson is clearly the more talented player and could be a great receiver out of the backfield but Tyler's energy and production remain important.

Expecting Allgeier to take a step back in production is fair with Atlanta likely using Tyler in a lesser role as a backup and short-yardage weapon. A lot of this depends on what role they give Patterson and how heavy of a workload they are comfortable handing Bijan Robinson in his rookie season.