The biggest crime NY Jets running back Breece Hall committed in the eyes of those who decided on the 2023 NFL Pro Bowl roster was playing on one of the worst offenses in recent memory, though he is by no means at fault for the team's lackluster production.
The Jets' offensive struggles, which are the result of Nathaniel Hackett's poor coordination, a rotating door of bad quarterbacks, and a perpetually injured offensive line, have hurt Hall and Garrett Wilson's status. Both should be elite young players getting regarded as two of the best in the game at their respective positions.
Instead, Hall was not selected to the AFC roster for the Pro Bowl, as the three running backs who made it were Miami's Raheem Mostert, Tennessee's Derrick Henry, and Buffalo's James Cook. Hall is angry about his snub, and he is using it to fuel his fire for what should be a pivotal 2024 season.
Hall called his shot on Twitter, saying that he will be a top running back who makes the Pro Bowl and earns an All-Pro selection. With his combination of size, speed, and big play potential, Hall certainly has the ability to make good on that promise in the right situation.
NY Jets' Breece Hall eyes Pro Bowl in 2024 after snub
Not only did Hall have to deal with arguably the worst offensive line in the league, but he was splitting time with Dalvin Cook early in the season. After Cook's role was limited to the point where he was released before the end of the season, Hall's numbers exploded.
Hall was finally used more as a receiver, as his 74 receptions are one behind New Orleans' Alvin Kamara for the most in the NFL by a running back. Hall has recorded 1,395 yards from scrimmage and eight touchdowns as one of exactly two above-average players on the Jets' offense.
When Aaron Rodgers returns next season and Joe Douglas (hopefully) remakes the left side of the offensive line, Hall should break his personal best marks due to fewer stacked boxes. Wilson should benefit just as much, which should get New York flying back up the offensive charts after another year in the basement.
It's hard to ask for a team that will once again pick in the top 10 to send multiple offensive players to the Pro Bowl, but Hall is one of those rare exceptions. By this time next year, Hall wants to leave no doubt that he will be selected.