Everyone in this part of the country knows how special former Iowa State running back Breece Hall is, and most teams found out the hard way in college.
After all, Hall rushed for 3,941 yards and 50 touchdowns in three seasons, averaging 5.5 yards per carry along the way and adding 734 receiving yards and six scores through the air along the way.
Now, his talent appears to be taking him to the top of the depth chart in the NFL as well, according to Connor Hughes of The Athletic.
“The Jets like Carter a lot,” Hughes writes. “They believe he’s a quality back. They’ve always viewed him as an ideal complement, though, in Mike LaFleur’s ‘running back by committee.’ Hall, whom the Jets consider a home run threat, is now the Batman to Carter’s Robin. The Jets will use both, but Hall is the lead back.”
It appears that the Cyclones’ golden boy is headed towards NFL stardom already, which isn’t a surprise but it is only June after all. Hall’s competition, Michael Carter, is no slouch, coming off his rookie campaign in which he rushed for 639 yards and four touchdowns in limited action. This means that Hall must be making a name for himself already if the staff is comfortable calling him “Batman” to Carter’s “Robin.”
Now, if there is a committee situation in New York, which is likely the case, it sounds like Hall will get the lion’s share of the workload in his first year. The rookie is already turning heads in New York and is putting himself in great position to start his NFL career off with a bang.