If you had to use one word to describe Alvin Kamara's rookie season, you might go with freakish. Or maybe you'd call it extraordinary.
Me? I'd say it was unsustainable.
Kamara was the most effective running back in the NFL last year, according to numberFire's expected points model, and he did things that we really have never seen before.
Do you know how many running backs in NFL history have averaged more than 6.0 yards per carry while toting the rock 100-plus times during their rookie season? There's been one, and his name is Alvin Kamara. Do you know the number of backs who've been able to average at least 6.0 yards per attempt and 10.0 yards per reception while running the ball 100 or more times in anyseason? Five. There've been five. In NFL history. And one of those five is Alvin freaking Kamara.
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