NY Jets running back Breece Hall wasted little time establishing himself as one of the best young players at his position last season. Although his rookie campaign was cut short due to injury, hopes are high for the 2022 second-round pick.
Hall is expected to be ready for the start of the season, although it's unclear just how large of a workload he will receive early on in the year. Either way, the Jets remain very optimistic about Hall's future.
How exactly does Hall — and the Jets' running back room, for that matter — compare to others in the AFC East, however? Do the Jets have the best running back group in the division? There's only one way to find out.
Let's go through and rank all four AFC East teams in order of worst to best running back units.
4. Buffalo Bills
- James Cook
- Damien Harris
- Latavius Murray
- Nyheim Hines
- Jordan Mims
The Buffalo Bills may have the best quarterback room in the AFC East, but their running backs leave a lot to be desired. The Bills have four quality NFL running backs, but they lack any true difference-makers on their roster.
James Cook flashed as a rookie, but I'm not quite sure he projects as a three-down running back. Damien Harris is a fine early-down back who should serve as a worthwhile complement to Cook on the ground.
Meanwhile, Latavius Murray and Nyheim Hines are both experienced veterans who can contribute both on offense and special teams. That said, there isn't anything particularly exciting or dangerous about the Bills' running back room.
Cook is the player to keep an eye on here. If he continues to develop into more of an all-around running back, the Bills might just have something. Perhaps they even explore adding Cook's older brother Dalvin.