The NY Jets selected Breece Hall with the 36th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. The running back from Iowa State wasted little time making his presence felt. Hall's explosive running helped ignite a Jets' offense that was otherwise stagnant without him.
Hall played in seven games in 2022, tallying 463 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns. He also showed that he was a force in the receiving game, picking up 19 receptions for 218 yards and one receiving score.
While he showed Jets fans glimpses of the type of player they picked up in the draft, his rookie season was ultimately cut short. In Week 7, Hall's season would come to an end as he tore his ACL in a game against the Denver Broncos.
With Hall expected to be ready for Week 1, how will his 2023 shape up?
The 2023 NFL season will be quality over quantity for Breece Hall
Hall could be in for a rather interesting 2023 season. While fans shouldn't expect him to take a large workload early in 2023, Hall could still put up some impressive numbers.
Hall's explosiveness and ability to turn small gains into long runs will carry over to the 2023 season despite potentially not seeing much of it early on.
The Jets' offensive line hopefully getting upgraded this offseason could also help Hall a great deal. With Duane Brown and Mekhi Becton as the projected starting tackles, and Alijah Vera-Tucker and Laken Tomlinson slated to return, this offensive line has the potential to be one of the better ones in the entire NFL.
Josh Jacobs led the NFL in rushing with 1,653 yards, while Jamaal Williams led the NFL in rushing touchdowns with 17. Hall absolutely has the potential to reach these numbers at some point in his career, but this season, it looks to be just a little bit out of reach.
By the end of the 2023 season, Hall could very well reach 1,000 rushing yards, score at least 10 touchdowns, and pick up 400-500 receiving yards for somewhere around eight receiving touchdowns.
As stated above, it is indeed quality over quantity with Hall. Hall's smaller workload at the beginning of the season could hurt him on the stat sheet but will serve to protect him in the long run. This isn't a bad thing, especially if the Jets hope to make a deep playoff run this season.