A season that started with Super Bowl aspirations for the NY Jets has ended up in the same place it always has, as Robert Saleh and Breece Hall find themselves outside of the postseason yet again following the season-ending injury to star quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
The Jets' loss against the Cleveland Browns in primetime was yet another exercise in frustration for this fanbase, as they were slapped around the field by one of their former teammates in Joe Flacco. With the defense faltering, the season has devolved into nightmare territory.
One of the few reasons for hope next season is the exploits of Hall and Garrett Wilson, both of whom continue to put up solid numbers amid some truly laughable offensive surroundings. While fans might be mocking the Jets now, Hall thinks that better days are just around the corner.
Hall put out a warning to the rest of the league, imploring them to "get yall laughs out now" and promising the Jets' laughable run of form is going to come to an end soon. If Rodgers is going to be as good as advertised, Hall's boast will come true.
Breece Hall says NY Jets will turn things around soon on Twitter
The Jets have many problems, but Hall is not one of them. Despite starting the season splitting carries with Dalvin Cook and often playing on a team that was trailing, Hall has had the finest season of his career on an offense that doesn't have a ton of talent around him.
Hall has run for 816 yards on 4.4 yards per carry this season to go along with 74 receptions and 579 yards receiving. That comes to just under 1,400 yards from scrimmage and eight touchdowns on a team with XFL-level quarterback play and one of the worst offensive lines in the league.
While the Jets' issues won't all be solved when Rodgers gets back, one can assume the baseline floor of offensive competency will be much higher. The Jets' passing game will be much more effective, which means that Hall could be unleashed as a receiver. Replicating his 74 catches could be easy with Rodgers.
Things are looking grim right now, as it seems like there is no path forward for the Jets. However, with Rodgers back in the fold and another excellent season from Hall, it's quite easy to see how the Jets could take a gigantic step forward from where they were without Rodgers.