Is Jahmyr Gibbs the Best Running Back in College Football?
Jahmyr Gibbs has arguably been the best running back in college football this season.
He started the Tide season slowly with no touchdowns and was starting to be doubted after transferring from Georgia Tech. However, Gibbs stepped up after Bryce Young's injury during the Arkansas game and averaged over 11 yards per carry in its win.
He had 18 carries for 206 yards on the ground while also racking up two rushing touchdowns against Arkansas which would be his first of the year. Gibbs has had over 100 yards on the ground against A&M and Tennessee, who both have elite rushing defenses.
Jahmyr Gibbs brought in three of five of Alabama's offensive touchdowns during this year's Tennessee game. His immense skill, and ability to execute plays have fans wondering if he is the best running back in college football.
Compared to some of the top running backs in college football, Gibbs is holding his own. When looking at preseason stats, Gibbs was ranked No. 8. However, against top-ranked Deuce Vaughn with 535 rushing yards this season and Bijan Robinson with 652 rushing yards, Gibbs is not far behind with 520 rushing yards.
These past couple of games, every time Gibbs comes on the screen, Alabama fans know something good is about to happen. His 5-foot-11 build is perfect for taking hits and running plays. Against Arkansas, he scored a touchdown reaching a running speed of almost 23 MPH.
Needless to say, Jahmyr Gibbs has proven himself to be the Crimson Tide's RB1 this season and he is definitely a force to be reckoned with.