The New York Jets intend to use both Breece Hall and Michael Carter in complementary roles out of the backfield, "but Hall is the lead back," writes Connor Hughes of The Athletic. The Jets reportedly view the rookie as a "home run threat." (The Athletic)
Hughes explains that the Jets like both Hall and Carter, but "they’ve always viewed [Carter] as an ideal complement in Mike LaFleur’s running back by committee. Hall is now the Batman to Carter’s Robin." Of course, this makes sense after the Jets made Hall the first running back drafted this spring. During his final year at Iowa State, he produced 1,472 rushing yards, 289 receiving yards, and 23 total touchdowns. He enters his rookie season as an RB3 with low-end RB1 upside. Carter, on the other hand, is still a very appealing threat who can handle lead back duties if Hall suffers an injury or the Jets need fresh legs. As a rookie last season, Carter came just shy of 1,000 scrimmage yards (14 games) but still finished with double-digit fantasy points on seven occasions, including a 32.2-point effort in Week 8. He has a lower ceiling but can still provide FLEX appeal on a weekly basis in 2022.