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Jets' Hall: Excited to 'see where I stand' vs. McCaffrey, top RBs

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New York Jets running back Breece Hall is looking forward to his team's Monday Night Football matchup in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers and All-Pro tailback Christian McCaffrey.

Hall is excited about the opportunity to prove he can keep up with McCaffrey, the reigning Offensive Player of the Year.

"It's on me," Hall said about improving his game in 2024, according to Brian Costello of the New York Post. "I feel like right now McCaffrey's the best in the league. To me, he sets the standard. We're going to see him in Week 1 and we're playing against some of the best linebackers. For me, it's exciting just to see where I stand and really let everyone see my full talent now that I'm healthy."

Hall stood out as a rookie in 2022, posting 681 scrimmage yards and five total touchdowns in just seven games while averaging 5.8 yards per rushing attempt. A torn ACL ended his campaign prematurely.

The former second-round pick played all 17 games in 2023, finishing the season with 995 yards (4.5 per carry) and five touchdowns on the ground, including an 83-yard score - last season's longest rushing TD. He also caught 76 passes for 591 yards and four touchdowns.

Hall's 1,585 scrimmage yards in 2023 ranked fourth in the NFL.

"I ended the season on a good note," added Hall, who averaged 169 scrimmage yards and one touchdown in the campaign's final three games.

"Just still last season not feeling like 100% all the time, but now I had my first offseason to not just be trying to get back, but to get better. I've gotten better this offseason. I'm a lot leaner. I feel a lot healthier. My knee feels a lot better. I just feel like I'm back to my old self."

McCaffrey isn't the only All-Pro running back Hall will face in 2024. In Week 16, the Jets host the Los Angeles Rams and Kyren Williams, who led the NFL in rushing yards per game last year and was named a second-team All-Pro.

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