With Hall, in the first seven weeks of the season, the Jets were 5-2. In the seven games he played, Hall totaled 681 yards (97.3 per game) and had five total touchdowns (four rushing). On the ground, Hall ran for 463 yards and averaged an off-the-charts 5.8 per carry. Also, from a receiving standpoint, Hall caught 19 passes for 218 yards.
The Jets, unfortunately, went on to lose not only Hall but Alijah Vera-Tucker for the season after Week 7 following the 5-2 start, and the offense struggled. Without them, the Jets went 2-8 on the way to a disastrous 7-10 finish. The return of Hall and Vera-Tucker will be huge for the Jets in 2023.
Hall met with reporters for the first time in a while today before the Jets exited for the offseason. He shared an encouraging update on his recovery and expected return.
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New York Jets RB Breece Hall says he’s recovering fast, believes he will be ready for training camp:
Hall was asked about where he currently is in his recovery and rehab and stated the following.
“I won’t give out too much information. But, I know, just meeting with my doctors and my surgeon, they think I’m ahead of schedule. They think I’m doing really good. So, just, for me, I’m just worried about staying good on my nutrition and just making sure I come in and work the hardest I can every day.”
He was asked about whether he anticipates being ready for the start of training camp or the offseason program and shared this.
“Yeah, I’ll be ready for whatever the coaches need me for. I feel like I’m recovering at a faster rate than normal, so I feel like I’ll be fine.”
On his mindset coming back from a tough injury, Hall had this to say.
“Yeah, because, you know, when you have an injury, and for me, it’s going to be big because I’ve never really had a serious injury before. So, that whole things kind of had me cautious, just finding that confidence back in your knee. Gaining everything back. You see some guys may not come back the same but some guys come back even better. So, for me, I just want to attack it, have that mentality that I’m going to come back better and I feel like I am. It is what it is. You got to just gain that confidence back and you’ll be fine.”
The great thing for Hall, and likely why he is ahead of schedule and on track for training camp, is his youth. Hall, in late May, will only turn 22 years old.
His first year with the Jets was nothing short of incredible. To make the playoffs next year, the Jets will absolutely need Hall, and ultimately, he should be able to come back better than ever.