The NY Jets won their first divisional game since 2019 on Sunday. Credit goes to a lot of players and coaches for the win that put the team over .500, but no group deserves more praise than the 2022 rookie class.
Breece Hall, who had himself a career day against the Miami Dolphins, put it best: they're so good.
While it is still early in the season, this 2022 rookie class does have the feel of a franchise-changing group.
Breece Hall and Sauce Gardner showed this week they could be the best players on their respective sides of the ball in a win. Garrett Wilson was already the star of a Jets victory.
Jermaine Johnson has flashed against the run and has gotten to the quarterback with limited snaps. Max Mitchell looked like a legitimate starter at right tackle. Micheal Clemons and Jeremy Ruckert still have plenty to contribute as they climb the depth charts at their respective positions.
For a typical draft, if a team can get a couple of starters, that's usually considered a success. From the early results, this class could possess five or more starters, a few of which have already flashed star potential.
For this week's rookie report, let's take a deep dive into the two guys who should split the NFL Rookie of the Week honors: Breece Hall and Sauce Gardner.