The Morning Show with Boomer and Gio’s interview with Jets head coach Robert Saleh on Tuesday revealed that Mekhi Becton’s knee injury is a recent occurrence. Becton’s situation is still under review by the Jets, according to Saleh, but “clearly it’s not looking good.” Saleh added that the company is “sick” for Becton. Connor Hughes of SNY reported last night that Becton’s injury might end his season. Becton played in just one game in 2021 before suffering an MCL sprain that kept him out for the rest of the year. His 2022 season is now in danger. Becton will undergo additional examinations to assess the degree of the kneecap and patella damage.
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Chuma Edoga and Max Mitchell are currently the direct backups at the tackle position, whom Saleh expressed confidence in when talking to Boomer and Gio. The Jets will also be without Conor McDermott for about 1-2 weeks with a low ankle sprain.
Robert Saleh, appearing on@WFANmornings, confirms that Becton suffered a “new injury.” Still waiting on second opinions, but “obviously it’s not looking good,” he says. Says the organization feels “sick” for Becton.
Mekhi Becton’s injury also amplified the clamor of Jets fans to sign free agent veteran Duane Brown, who recently visited the team.
Assuming that Mekhi Becton would miss the entire 2022 NFL regular season, the Jets will have a significant decision to make on how they would cover Becton’s void. Cimini had earlier reported that “Jets are signing veteran OL Caleb Benenoch,” but he’s hardly an adequate solution for the team’s offensive line.
Becton was a first-round pick (11th overall) by the Jets in the 2020 NFL Draft, but his enormous potential has consistently been hindered by health issues. After playing 14 games in 2020, Becton missed all but Week 1’s matchup against the Carolina Panthers on the road in the 2020 season due to a knee injury he suffered in the same game.
- Jets’ Mekhi Becton has ‘new’ knee injury and ‘doesn’t look good’, according to coach Robert Saleh
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