3 Running Backs The New York Jets Should Target In A Trade

The New York Jets are off to an amazing start in 2022, with a 5-2 record through seven weeks, and while the team has built some impressive depth in recent years, most of this success comes on the back of their incredible rookie class from 2022. We've seen Sauce Gardner solidify himself already as one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, as well as fantastic contributions from Max Mitchell, Garrett Wilson and Jermaine Johnson, but it was Breece Hall who was setting the NFL alight, showing true superstar power at running back that the Jets haven't had since the days of Curtis Martin.

After a scintillating 62-yard Touchdown run against the Broncos, Hall unfortunately left the game with an injury, and today, the Jets confirmed the worst, as it was confirmed that the 2022 second round pick has a torn ACL, as well as a minor MCL tear to go along with it. The team still has plenty of talent, and while missing Hall will effect the team greatly, they have a chance at a playoff run in 2022, so which players should New York target in order to replace the production Hall has given them thus far? Here are three options.

Cam Akers

The Los Angeles Rams and Cam Akers relationship at this point appears to be unsalvageable, and many believe he's played his last snap for the Rams, and while he won't provide star production like Hall, Akers could be a solid fit next to Michael Carter, who will now step in as the teams starter. Akers has played just six games over the past two seasons, so he's not the most reliable, but if the Jets can get him for cheap and get him focused in a parking with Carter, this could be a running back room that's just good enough to keep the good vibes in New York rolling. 

Kareem Hunt

Breece Hall showed an ability like few others in the NFL this year to make big plays, and while that can't be replaced, the team can switch up their style, and with Carter now starting, Kareem Hunt would provide excellent thump as a backup for this team going forward. Hunt's style isn't like Hall's at all, but his power running near the goal line has been greatly effective for Cleveland with Nick Chubb as the starter, and reportedly, the team has made him available, so this is one that would make sense for both sides. 

James Robinson

Most people were very confused when the Jaguars drafted Travis Etienne a year ago, given they already had James Robinson on the roster, and early in 2022, he's proven that he can still be a fantastic contributor at the NFL level. The Jaguars aren't too far out of a playoff spot, so Robinson may cost more than the other two on this list, but if the Jets want a genuine 1-2 combo led by Michael Carter, this would be the ideal move that could help this team continue their early success in 2022. 

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