Monday, August 8th was going to be just another day of practice, New York Jets working towards changing the annoying same old Jets narrative and righting the ship. Only two plays into team practice Jets Right Tackle Mehki Becton must have got his cleat caught in the turf forcing his knee forward awkwardly.
You can hear the collective sigh of every Jets fan everywhere, this man for most of us carry a huge chunk of the hopes for this team. His size, power and athleticism is unmatched for a man of his stature but injury after injury has stolen a promising career to let’s wait and see. I feel for this young man, putting all this work in only to never get the opportunity to execute your plan must be quite painful. Coach Robert Saleh delivered a solemn speech while speaking to reporters showing support for the young Becton and promising that his journey was just beginning.
The attitude that this event somehow proves that this organization is snake-bitten will be hard to ignore but these new generation Jets need our support, they don’t know of the past. If we make this about everything that ever happened negatively in this organization we will only be inviting the ghosts of incidents past in here to haunt a space that unseen slowly exorcised.
There is no definitive answer to Mehki’s future at this point but The Jets must move forward. They have an opportunity to sign Duane Brown who was in town during the green and white scrimmage, meeting with the Jets. No deal hasn’t been reached at the moment but for depth purposes, the Jets did make a few roster moves to add depth at the tackle position.
Though Mehki’s presence would assure a solid line moving forward the season is far from over, there are many ways the Jets can fortify the right tackle position before the season starts and ultimately this season should be dedicated to him. His perseverance and mettle should be things that would help push them when things get tough throughout the season. Let’s change the narrative let’s do it for Big ticket.