Jets concerned about Mekhi Becton’s knee injury, more tests set for Tuesday

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When Jets right tackle Mekhi Becton went down with a right knee injury in practice today, the team initially thought it was minor. But that may not be the case.

After further examination, Becton’s knee injury has the team concerned, and he’ll be getting more tests on Tuesday, according to NFL Network.

Becton has struggled to stay healthy in two seasons since the Jets selected him with the 11th overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft. Last year he played in only one game.

This injury is new and apparently unrelated to any previous injuries Becton has suffered, but another indication that a player the Jets had very high hopes for is struggling to meet his potential.

10 responses to “Jets concerned about Mekhi Becton’s knee injury, more tests set for Tuesday

  1. “deep dive” – Joe Douglas

    “He is in great shape and we’re not concerned about his knee” – Saleh, 24 hours ago

  2. Well that’s too bad. I was looking forward to Von Miller and Groot and boogie basham absolutely abusing him this year.

    He probably did the jets a solid to be honest

  3. Bart Scott says it’s actually not a demotion to move from left tackle to right tackle.


  4. NYC fans know how this is. Just like Porzingas, Judge, and Stanton this guy’s size and strength are too much for a human frame, especially when not in ideal shape at ideal weight. Love his ability, but hate the high to certain probability of an unweildy guy his size getting injured.

  5. Nice knowing ya Becton!! But your career is all about over with the Jets
    Missed 16 games last year Missed 1 game his rookie year and my favorite is he started 15 games his rookie year and finished only 8!!?? I mean cmon that 2020 nfl draft was a disaster one positive is the punter everyone will be off the team next year

  6. 2020 OL Drafted 1st round
    4. Andrew Thomas – NYG – underwhelming
    10. Jedrick Wills – CLE – underwhelming, injured in ’21
    11. Mekhi Becton – NYJ – underwhelming, injured in ’20, ’21, ’22?
    13. Tristan Wirfs – TAM – pro bowler
    18. Austin Jackson MIA – underwhelming
    24. Cesar Ruiz – NOR – underwhelming
    29. Isaiah Wilson – TEN – Complete bust

    Too bad for the Jets. I am sure Becton would have helped move some DLmen in ’21.

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