5 NY Jets players NOT named Aaron Rodgers most critical to success in 2023

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3. Breece Hall, RB, NY Jets

Breece Hall is a crucial element in the team’s success this year. After bursting onto the scene early last year, Hall was limited to only seven games due to an ACL injury. Pretty telling that with Hall and AVT last season, the Jets got off to a 5-2 start but sputtered thereafter.

Across the seven games he played last year, Hall totaled 80 carries, 463 yards, four touchdowns, and a staggering 5.8 yards per carry, tops in the NFL at the point of his injury.

He also managed to add 19 catches for 218 yards and another touchdown. He quite literally was the Jets' offensive from weeks five to seven, all Jets wins.

With the promising news that Hall should be ready by Week 1, it appears that Hall’s recovery has been progressing at a quicker-than-expected pace.

With the addition of Israel Abanikanda and the emergence of Zonovan Knight late last year, in addition to Michael Carter, the Jets should have enough in their running back room to ease Hall back into action.

Assuming he returns to 75 percent of his standout rookie season, Hall has the ability to pace the group rushing, be a leading pass-catcher out of the backfield, and take the burden off Rodgers and the passing game to win games late.

If he can find his groove come playoffs, the Jets figure to have one of, if not the best, running games in the league right when it is needed most.