Stats Prove the Jets Have Found the Shutdown Corner They Need

Devon Platana
A set of statistics proves that New York Jets cornerback Bryce Hall is the shutdown corner that the team needs.
A set of statistics proves that New York Jets cornerback Bryce Hall is the shutdown corner that the team needs. / Dustin Satloff/Getty Images
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The New York Jets finally got into the win column this past weekend with a 27-24 overtime victory over the Tennessee Titans. Jets fans haven't had much to cheer about this season besides that victory, however, second-year cornerback Bryce Hall is an exception to that rule.

Hall has proven this season that he's exactly the shutdown cornerback that the Jets need. For starters, he's the only CB in the NFL (minimum 80% of snaps played) to allow fewer than 10 receptions in 2021 (7).

The 24-year-old has also given up the fewest receiveing yards at the position as well (100). The season may be young, but it certainly seems like the Jets have found their go-to cornerback.

Bryce Hall Stats

There's rarely been a time when Hall isn't playing when the Jets defense has been on the field this season, having played 98% of defensive snaps in four starts. What's impressive is this is a significant increase over the 48% of snaps he saw last year in eight games (seven starts).

In total, Hall has 17 total tackles on the season — nearly halfway to his total from last year (36). He's also tied his passes defended total from last year (3) and has already set new career highs in sacks (0.5) and quarterback hits (2).

While the Jets offense has been abysmal this season, their pass defense has looked solid and Hall has been a big part of that. New York has surrendered just 226.2 passing yards (12th) and 0.5 touchdowns (1st) per game.

It'll be interesting to see if Hall can maintain his level of play throughout the 17-game schedule. He'll have a chance to prove that in Week 5 when the Jets head over to London, England this Sunday for a clash with the Atlanta Falcons.


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