Jahmyr Gibbs, a rookie running back for the Detroit Lions, has set two tall goals for 2023.
The former Alabama Crimson Tide standout believes he can carry for 1,000 yards while also receiving 500 yards in his debut season.
"Most definitely, especially with this system," Gibbs told ESPN on Monday.
The Lions selected Gibbs with the No. 12 overall draft pick in late April, which was rather surprising. Gibbs was drafted in the first round after demonstrating his abilities as a runner and receiver at Georgia Tech and Alabama.
Gibbs had 926 running yards and 444 receiving yards in his final season at Tuscaloosa.
Running backs are typically platooned in the NFL, and Gibbs will share the Lions' backfield with veteran David Montgomery.
As a result, Gibbs will most likely have to persuade the Lions to deviate from the norm if he wants to acquire enough touches carrying the ball and a sufficient number of targets as a receiver.
Christian McCaffrey was the only athlete last season to surpass 1,000 yards rushing and 500 yards receiving. He concluded the season with 1,139 yards rushing and 741 yards passing.