3 attainable goals the NY Jets should achieve in 2023
2. The NY Jets have a 1,000-yard rusher
This past season, we saw Garrett Wilson become the first Jets player in seven years to eclipse 1,000 receiving yards in a season en route to winning Offensive Rookie of the Year. That same year (2015) was also the last time the Jets had a player eclipse 1,000 rushing yards in a season.
Despite playing in only seven games (and only 'officially' starting in two of them), Breece Hall was the Jets' leading rusher this past season with 463 rushing yards. That average of 66.14 rushing yards per game would've been good for 1,124 yards in 17 games, but as we know, he was in the midst of a breakout at the time of his injury.
In his first three games backing up Michael Carter, Hall averaged seven carries per game en route to 37.3 rushing yards per game on 5.28 yards per carry.
When they let Hall loose starting Week 4, he spent those next three games averaging 18.3 carries per game en route to 93 rushing yards per game on 5.02 yards per carry.
This pace for a full 17-game season would've equated to 1,581 yards — good enough for second in the NFL for total yardage and third in the NFL in yards per game behind Josh Jacobs and Derrick Henry.
Early indications point to Hall starting Week 1 of the 2023 season healthy, and with the help of Henry's run game coordinator Keith Carter now with the Jets, it would be safe to assume Hall will crush that 1,000-yard threshold in 17 games.
None of this takes into account that his 31.1 receiving yards per game over those seven games last year ranked sixth amongst all running backs in the NFL.
If we focus on that three-game surge where Hall was used as the bell cow, that number jumps up to 39 receiving yards per game, which would've been good enough for third in the NFL.
Of the three goals listed here, I've got to assume that as long as Hall is healthy, this one will be the easiest to attain. Maybe I shouldn't take it for granted, however, because only one rusher has accomplished this feat in the last 10 Jets seasons.