Jets RB Breece Hall ‘Ahead Of Schedule’, Could Play Week 1
When rookie running back Breece Hall tore his ACL last year, the New York Jets’ season quickly unraveled.
Now, Breece Hall races to be fit enough to join one of the league’s most interesting offenses behind Aaron Rodgers.
Breece Hall rushed for 463 yards and four touchdowns on 80 carries as a rookie in 2022. As well as that, he had 218 yards receiving on 10 catches with a score in seven games.
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The Jets eventually finished 2-8 having begun the season 5 – 2 before Hall’s season was ended.
General manager Joe Douglas says there’s a slim chance Hall could be ready for NFL Week 1. His availability could certainly help to jumpstart Aaron Rodgers’ Jets career. However, New York isn’t going to fall into the trap of pushing him too hard to return.
“Look, I think we’re all hopeful that that could be a possibility,” Douglas said when asked if Hall could be ready for Week 1. “There’s still a lot of meat on the bone in terms of his return-to-play protocols and his rehab. He’s in a great place right now. I would say he’s ahead of schedule from where he’s supposed to be and he’s hitting unbelievable top-end speeds already on our GPS and his rehab.”
“So I know he’s going to be chomping at the bit to get on the field early. We’re gonna have to do a good job of protecting him against himself a little bit because he’s so motivated, so hungry, and attacking rehab the way he is. So we’re gonna see. We have very detailed checkpoints for Breece to hit in his rehab and we’re gonna follow that to a ‘T’ because I think we all saw last year the weapon that he can be with the ball in his hands.”