It was a rookie year to remember for Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Tyler Allgeier out of BYU, producing some of the best value of any backfield member in the NFL during the season.
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The 23-year-old second-year back finished his rookie campaign with 1,035 rushing yards and 1,174 all-purpose yards while scoring four touchdowns for the Falcons during the year.
Allgeier did all of this on a rookie contract that carried a $993,033 salary cap hit, thanks to the former BYU Cougar getting picked by the Falcons with the 151st selection of the 2022 NFL Draft.
That led us to wonder how much value Allgeier produced for Atlanta during his first season in the NFL, using his rookie salary cap hit and his year-end all-purpose yards to determine an overall number.
For this study, BetGeorgia.com took a quick break from Georgia sports betting and utilized ProFootballReference.com to find the cap hit and all-purpose yards of every NFL running back during the 2022-23 NFL regular season.
After doing the math of the dollar per point share for each player in the league, we were able to determine the 10 most value-driven RBs from this season. Salary and yards were included for all teams the player was on during the 2022-23 season.
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How Much Was Allgeier In 2022?
While the 2022 season was one to forget for Falcons fans, the same cannot be said of the on-field exploits turned in by players like Allgeier.
The California native had the fifth-best value of any running back in the NFL, as determined by his salary cap hit ($993,033) divided by his year-end all-purpose yards (1,174).
That math equation produced a figure of $845 for Allgeier, which ranked behind Rhamondre Stevenson of the New England Patriots ($693), Isiah Pacheco of the Kansas City Chiefs ($755), Tony Pollard of the Dallas Cowboys ($821) and Houston Texans back Dameon Pierce ($823) leaguewide.
Allgeier finished ahead of NFL backs like Khalil Herbert of the Chicago Bears ($957), Washington Commanders back Brian Robinson Jr. ($999), Zonovan Knight of the New York Jets ($1,077), Latavius Murray of the Denver Broncos and New Orleans Saints ($1,113) and Pittsburgh Steelers back Jaylen Warren ($1,196) on the leaguewide stage.
It seems that the Falcons, for all their on-field struggles over the last calendar year, at least have a solid cog to build their offense around in Allgeier, with the second-year back looking to build off a strong rookie campaign for the club in 2023.
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