The Atlanta Falcons made a bold move in the NFL Draft after acquiring Bijan Robinson eighth overall.
There hasn’t been a running back prospect with this much hype since Saquon Barkley. So it’ll be interesting to see how his career plays out.
However, it appears Falcons fans are already in love with Bijan Robinson after the team revealed what jersey number he’s going to wear.
As it turns out, Robinson is going to rep number seven in Atlanta.
There's something about that #7 pic.twitter.com/bNjLj7los8
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) May 2, 2023
The number previously belonged to kicker Younhoe Koo. But is famously attributed to legendary quarterback Michael Vick.
Bijan Robinson’s jersey reveal has Falcons fans all over the place.
Ok, put him in the hall of fame already. 7 on RB is ELITE.
— CageFighter (@cagefighter_) May 2, 2023
Vick certainly brought excitement to Atlanta during his time there.
Might be better than Vick in that jersey and I became a Falcon because of Vick
— RLgrimeNOLE (@USSeminole) May 2, 2023
This guy is pumped up!
Wait???? Bijan is in 7?!?!?
Get the gold jacket guys in for his measurements already!! LFG!
— TyGrey (@ItsTyGrey) May 2, 2023
A lot of fans are sad to see that Younghoe Koo will wear a different number next season.
Woah woah woah you cant disrespect Koo like that especially since he’s our highest scorer
— Sebastian Jäger (@SebasJager) May 2, 2023
Pull the trigger, Nash. Get that Bijan Robinson jersey.
Everything I’ve ever known tells me not to buy a rookies jersey but I need it
— nash (@nashjohnson78) May 2, 2023
Falcons fans are going to love Robinson even more once the season starts.
Now that’s what’s up! A legend in the making! #GodIsGood 🙌🏼
— David (CEO/Cx3 Ent.) (@cx3djc13) May 2, 2023
With Bijan Robinson lining up in the backfield, the Falcons could be a darkhorse out of the NFC South.
Opposing defenses will be forced to load the box to stop him, which should considerably open up the play action.
We’ll see how it plays out, but Falcons fans have a real reason to be excited outside of Robinson’s jersey number.