3 Free Agent Running Backs Jets Should Target as backups to Breece Hall

The Jets have one of the best running backs in the league in Breece Hall however, they'll need to add a back behind him as injury insurance

oJan 7, 2024; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New York Jets running back Breece Hall (20) runs
oJan 7, 2024; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New York Jets running back Breece Hall (20) runs / Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
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The New York Jets have done an incredible job this offseason filling holes as they've added stars at left tackle, wide receiver, and edge rusher. The focus now is accumulating weapons for Aaron Rodgers as they enter what could be the last year of the MVP's career.

The one hole outside of receiver on the offense is at backup running back after the team let go of Dalvin Cook. While many of the top backs have already signed, there are still several players available that would be home run signings for the New York Jets.

3. Cam Akers

Minnesota Vikings running back Cam Akers (31) spikes the ball after scoring a touchdown against the
Minnesota Vikings running back Cam Akers (31) spikes the ball after scoring a touchdown against the / Tork Mason / USA TODAY NETWORK

Coming off of his most productive year in the NFL in 2022, Cam Akers looked incredibly unproductive with the Rams rushing for 29 yards on 22 carries. He'd be moved to the Vikings before tearing his Achilles.

The concern for the Jets will be what Akers will look like coming off of Achilles surgery at a position that requires speed and explosiveness. However, Akers is the perfect type of player for a team in the Jets position to bring in on a short-term deal giving him a shot to make the team out of training camp.

Signing Akers would give the Jets a running back with experience as both a featured back and as a backup. The Jets aren't in the best space in terms of the salary cap making a move for a back on an inexpensive deal extremely attractive. If Akers hasn't regained his form after surgery the Jets should be able to cut bait in training camp after they get an extended look at the back.