Lions coach Dan Campbell says Jahmyr Gibbs' low snap count against KC was by design. He wanted to let him get a glimpse of what the game looked like before unleashing him.
"He'll begin to get more touches now, so that was just the beginning last night."
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This makes sense, as Montgomery ended up seeing quite a lot of time that most figured would be pegged for the rookie, namely, third-down obvious passing situations. Gibbs looked great when on the field, including a 6.0 YPA on seven attempts and his two targets for 2-18-0 on his nine routes ran. There's a long season ahead of us, and Gibbs can easily end up paying off his 3rd/4th round draft capital.